Thursday, January 12, 2006

Cloning Celebrity Caution

As reported in the Guardian, the Royal Society has warned scientists against the perils and temptation of the "public acclaim" attached to cloning and stem cell research. The warning follows the recent controversy over the fabricated research findings of "stem cell pioneer," Korean scientist Dr Woo Suk Hwang.

The scandal broke just prior to the International Stem Cell Forum, which meets tomorrow in Paris, where Carine Camby, general director of L'Agence de la biomedecine (created by the Bioethics Act of 2004), will clarify the details and rules governing embryo research in France, as contained in the Bioethics Act.

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