Human Cloning and Bioethics: Restoring Ethics in a Crazy World

Human Cloning and Bioethics: Restoring Ethics in a Crazy World

July 17, 2014 12:00 ET
Human cloning has already happened. Over the last 14 months, there have been three published successes at creating human clones in the laboratory. What did the cloners actually do, and what are the claims about human cloning? The FDA is now considering allowing a technique very similar to human cloning, to create genetically-designed human beings. Yet most are unaware of the successes at human cloning and how there continue to be attempts to normalize cloning. This lecture will discuss the timeline of human cloning and the reality vs. the fantasy of cloning science, ethics, and legislative proposals, including the "Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2012" (H.R. 2164) sponsored by Dr. Andy

Human cloning has already happened. Over the last 14 months, there have been three published successes at creating human clones in the laboratory. What did the cloners actually do, and what are the claims about human cloning? The FDA is now considering allowing a technique very similar to human cloning, to create genetically-designed human beings. Yet most are unaware of the successes at human cloning and how there continue to be attempts to normalize cloning. This lecture will discuss the timeline of human cloning and the reality vs. the fantasy of cloning science, ethics, and legislative proposals, including the "Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2012" (H.R. 2164) sponsored by Dr. Andy Harris (R-MD) and Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL).

Dr. Andy Harris (R-MD) has sponsored the Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2012 and has been an active voice in bioethics discussions on Capitol Hill. Full Bio

Dr. David Prentice is Senior Fellow for Life Sciences at Family Research Council. Up to July 2004 he had spent almost 20 years as Professor of Life Sciences, Indiana State University, and Adjunct Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine.

He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Kansas, and was at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Texas Medical School-Houston before joining Indiana State University, where he served as Acting Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, Assistant Chair of Life Sciences.

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Human cloning has already happened. Over the last 14 months, there have been three published successes at creating human clones in the laboratory. What did the cloners actually do, and what are the claims about human cloning? The FDA is now considering allowing a technique very similar to human cloning, to create genetically-designed human beings. Yet most are unaware of the successes at human cloning and how there continue to be attempts to normalize cloning. This lecture will discuss the timeline of human cloning and the reality vs. the fantasy of cloning science, ethics, and legislative proposals, including the "Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2012" (H.R. 2164) sponsored by Dr. Andy Harris (R-MD) and Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL).

Dr. Andy Harris (R-MD) has sponsored the Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2012 and has been an active voice in bioethics discussions on Capitol Hill. Full Bio

Dr. David Prentice is Senior Fellow for Life Sciences at Family Research Council. Up to July 2004 he had spent almost 20 years as Professor of Life Sciences, Indiana State University, and Adjunct Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine.

He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Kansas, and was at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Texas Medical School-Houston before joining Indiana State University, where he served as Acting Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, Assistant Chair of Life Sciences.

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