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TN-CBC Position on Cloning

July 20, 2006 • Posted in Stem Cell Research

The United Nations General Assembly in 2005 issued the United Nations’ Declaration on Human Cloning:  a Declaration which, passed by a near 3-1 majority, urges all nations to prohibit all forms of human cloning.

Human cloning is the asexual reproduction of human beings, and occurs in this manner:  the first requirement is a human egg, procured by no small procedure from a woman whose system has been stimulated with powerful medications to produce oocytes, or eggs.  Next, that egg’s nucleus is removed, and the nucleus from a somatic cell (a cell other than sperm or egg) is inserted into the enucleated more