18 February 2002
CC/'NATURE' URLS/ORTHODOX CHURCH/DNA THEFT/BROWNBACK
* Re: HAIL CC + GIFT CERTIFICATE! Congratulations...
* CC 'Nature' urls etc.
* Cyprus Orthodox Church declares opposition to cloning for any aim
* Watchdog might urge DNA theft be made an offence
* U.S. Senator Sam Brownback trying to ban all forms of human cloning
Subject: Re: HAIL CC + GIFT CERTIFICATE! Congratulations...
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2002 09:43:27 -0800
From: "Paul Goettlich" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This is REALLY sick stuff. It makes my head spin to think what a sheltered life I live. Tears come to my eyes when I see the kitten in the beaker. I cry out to the almighty to help us end this madness—end it now.
Carbon copy cat cloned - urls from Akiko Frid:
BBC News - Texas researchers clone cat
NBC More than nine lives for this cat
NBC Scientists clone a kitty with a unique look
Texas A&M Clones First Cat
nature.com Carbon copy cat cloned
nature.com A cat cloned by nuclear transplantation
Watchdog might urge DNA theft be made an offence (Guardian UK)
Cyprus Orthodox Church declares opposition to cloning for any aim
Agence France Presse February 14, 2002 Thursday
NICOSIA, Feb 14: The Holy Synod in Cyprus on Thursday sent out a clear message that it opposed human cloning in any form because it conflicted with the fundamental principles of Christianity. "Cloning goes against human ethics and does not show the appropriate respect for man who is made in God's image," Synod secretary Father Marios Demetriou told reporters after Thursday's marathon session. Before Thursday's first ever synod debate on cloning, some senior clergy had expressed support for cloning if it helped childless couples or cure diseases like cancer. "It (cloning) must be avoided for any purpose, the decison was unanimous," said Father Demetriou empathically. In a strongly worded statement the church declared: "Such methods humiliate the freedom, dignity, holiness and uniqueness of human beings."
Last November parliament approved a bio-ethics bill which banned human cloning for fertility purposes but allowed genetic engineering for medical research. Cyprus has signed the European Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine but it awaits ratification by parliament. Authorities acted quickly to close the door to scientists who might use the island as a possible centre for cloning experiments due to a lack of legislation at the time. US-based Cypriot fertility pioneer Dr Panayiotis Zavos heads a group of doctors who seek to clone a human baby.
U.S. Senator Sam Brownback trying to ban all forms of human cloning
U.S. Senator Sam Brownback, a Republican from Kansas, is leading the
effort in Washington to ban all forms of human cloning. To learn more about
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