Human Cloning

Cure or curse?

Australia this week passed a bill legalising human embryo cloning, arguing that it throws open the door to potential new cures for diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Do you support such cloning? Write to us

Saturday, 9 December, 2006, 12:00am

The last human clone

SCMP, November 28, 2002

Italian fertility doctor Severino Antinori has created the most difficult of ethical dilemmas. Should the 33-week-old cloned foetus, that he claims a woman he has treated is carrying, be aborted?

3 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Debate that won't go away

The recent debate surrounding the prospect of cloning a human being is a particularly stark illustration of the increasingly difficult ethical decisions science is forcing us to confront.

12 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Cloning has many drawbacks

Scientists are always working hard to come up with innovative ideas and new inventions to meet our needs.

Genetically modified food products are made to meet the ever growing demand.

The cloning of Dolly, the sheep, made news headlines. Now, people are wondering whether we can clone a human embryo or not.

27 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Giving birth to moral debate

THE parents of a terminally ill child are told that only a bone marrow transplant can save its life. With no other donor available, the parents attempt to clone a human being from the cells of the dying child.

17 May 1998 - 12:00am

Deconstructing Dolly the sheep

Clone: The Road to Dolly and the Path Ahead by Gina Kolata, William Morrow, $260 Among the interminable end-of-1997 reviews one story, along with those of Diana, the Pattens and the handover, appeared with astonishing regularity, even though the event itself did not actually take place in 1997.

17 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Clone me, says film director

A Thai film director has demanded the right to be cloned.

After the success of scientists in Scotland in cloning a sheep they called Dolly, Kamthorn Thapkhanlai said there was no reason several copies of himself or his wife, Piyamas, could not be made.

'I believe that human cloning has already been done but has been kept secret. Why can't it be me,' he asked.

24 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Embryo cloning possible in HK

A CALL for urgent measures to regulate human cloning is unlikely to be heeded, even though a senior government official has admitted embryos could be duplicated in Hong Kong.

29 Oct 1993 - 12:00am