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1. Introduction
Pages 19-23

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... Life scientists conducting research today often clone cells to obtain replicas of the bacterial, animal, or plant cells necessary to perform repeated experiments. They can also develop from a single cell large numbers of identical cells (a "clonal cell line")
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... Figures 1 and 2 in the Executive Summary illustrate the differences between the techniques of reproductive cloning and nuclear transplantation to produce stem cells. This report, by a joint panel of the National Academies Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (COSEPUP)
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... In particular, no new regulations are required regarding the cloning of human DNA sequences and cell lines, since neither activity raises the scientific and ethical issues that arise from the attempt to create children through somatic cell nuclear transfer, and these fields of research have already provided important scientific and biomedical advances. Likewise, research on cloning animals by somatic cell nuclear transfer does not raise the issues implicated in attempting to use this technique for human cloning, and its continuation should only be subject to existing regulations regarding the humane use of animals and by institution-based animal protection committees.
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... CHARGE TO PANEL The COSEPUP-BLS panel focused on the issue of human reproductive cloning. The National Academies provided the initiative and financial sponsorship for this study.
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... . Scientists who are now conducting research concerned with stem cells and those who plan to undertake reproductive cloning to create children also participated in the workshop.

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