Red Light, Green Light: The California Cloning and Stem Cell Laws
McLean, Margaret R., The Hastings Center Report
The recent signing of stem cell and reproductive cloning legislation by California Governor Gray Davis demonstrates, once again, that the Golden State is ahead of the regulatory pack. The legislation includes a permanent ban on reproductive cloning and an explicit endorsement of stem cell research. The stem cell bill thaws the federally induced chill on such research by opening up opportunities and state funds for study of multipotent and pluripotent stem cells, including those produced by nuclear transplantation.
Both pieces of legislation are rooted in the post-Dolly national debate about cloning. As that debate was reaching an impasse in 1997, California enacted a …
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Publication information: Article title: Red Light, Green Light: The California Cloning and Stem Cell Laws. Contributors: McLean, Margaret R. - Author. Journal title: The Hastings Center Report. Volume: 32. Issue: 6 Publication date: November-December 2002. Page number: 7. © 1999 Hastings Center. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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