» 02/25/2005, 00.00
China, a cloning's paradise
Beijing does not sign UN ban on cloning, takes steps to increase funding for stem cell research.
26/02/2005 VATICAN UNITED NATIONS
Cloning research contrary to human dignity
19/11/2004 UNITED NATIONS - VATICAN
Human cloning, science's dominion over life
Scientists dream of 'headless humans' from whom they can remove tissues to treat the sick. As the UN gets ready to vote on human cloning, Prof Augusto Pessina, microbiologist at the Università di Milano, spoke to AsiaNews about the false myths of 'therapeutic' cloning and the economic interests that are behind the humanitarian emphasis of science. The Church has a duty to speak out against the claims of scientific research.
China announces “action plan” on human rights
A group of experts should draft a charter of rights over the next two years to protect human rights. Many experts fear it might just be a propaganda ploy, urge the authorities to take concrete steps to show its good will.
The false “cloning pioneer” wants to work on stem cells again
Hwang Woo-suk, who fraudulently claimed to have succeeded in cloning human embryonic stem cells from patients with incurable diseases, has applied for a government permit to carry out new stem cell research. The authorities are “puzzled” by his request.
Rights group applauds reform deal
Beijing acknowledges a more active role for United Nations but sets no timetable for reforms. Activitsts hope for greater interest in human right violations.
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