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    Canada's parliament passed bill banning human cloning but permits ESC research for Cures

    Canada bans human cloning, sale of sperm, embryos
    Fri Mar 12, 4:56 PM ET


    OTTAWA (AFP) - Canada's parliament has passed a major bill banning human cloning but which will permit research on stem cells from embryos vital to the search for a cure for diseases like Alzheimers and cancer.

    The landmark legislation on reproduction also prohibits the sale of sperm, and payments to egg donors and surrogate mothers, the Canadian health ministry said Friday.

    "The first objective of the law is to prohibit reproductive practices which are unacceptable for health or security reasons, or ethical ones like human cloning," said Francine Manseau, spokeswoman for Health Canada.

    The law will regulate the practice of extracting stem cells from embryos for research, and will require official authorization to do so, she said.

    It will also outlaw the current practice which allows the sale of sperm, eggs and embryos. In future, donors will only be able to recoup the expense of such donations.

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    Canada Closes Door on Cloning

    By Kristen Philipkoski
    Mar. 17, 2004

    Canada last week passed a bill that bans human cloning but permits research using stem cells derived from embryos -- research that scientists hope will lead to therapies for many of the worst human diseases.

    The bill states that "No person shall knowingly create a human clone by using any technique," which would include therapeutic cloning, a technology researchers believe could lead to revolutionary treatments. The bill still requires "royal assent" from the governor general before it becomes law, but that is considered a formality.

    "While it is commendable that Canada will ban reproductive cloning, they are off-base in prohibiting therapeutic cloning," said Bernard Siegel, president of the Genetics Policy Institute. "Some of their brightest scientists will be compelled to find labs elsewhere. Canada loses the opportunity to advance the potentially greatest medical advance of our time, one that promises understanding of mankind's worst afflictions and the regeneration of tissue without rejection."

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