Whither Cloning?

01 January 1998

Research into cloning in mammals could lead to significant new insights into the function and control of cells and how they develop, age and undergo pathological change within different tissues of the body. Cloning is however, still a highly unpredictable laboratory procedure. This report supports the view that reproductive cloning of humans to term by nuclear substitution is morally and ethically unacceptable and that it should be prohibited. The Society favours a wider and well informed public debate of the scientific, technical, ethical and moral issues.