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Human cloning: scientific, ethical and regulatory aspects of human cloning and stem cell research

This report remains the property of the Commonwealth of Australia 2001.

ISBN 0 642 78406 X

The report of the inquiry into the scientific, ethical and regulatory aspects of human cloning and stem cell research was tabled in the House of Representatives on 20 September 2001.

Public hearings - Transcripts


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Report (PDF 710KB)

Report Chapters

Reportfront/table of contents (PDF 70KB)

Chapter One (PDF 34KB) - Introduction

Chapter Two (PDF 1060KB) - Introduction to the science

Chapter Three (PDF 70KB) - Scientific evidence

Chapter Four (PDF 46KB) - The focus of international and Australian scientific research

Chapter Five (PDF 33KB) - Overview of AHEC's discussion of ethical issues

Chapter Six (PDF 67KB) - The ethics of cloning for reproductive purposes

Chapter Seven (PDF 99KB) - The ethics of research and therapy

Chapter Eight (PDF 90KB) - Current Australian regulatory framework-legislative

Chapter Nine (PDF 51KB) - Current Australian regulatory framework-non-legislative

Chapter Ten (PDF 104KB) - International regulatory framework

Chapter Eleven (PDF 53KB) - AHEC's recommendations and other options for regulation of human cloning

Chapter Twelve (PDF 56KB) - Proposed regulation of human cloning

Appendix A (PDF 24KB) - List of Submissions

Appendix B (PDF 18KB) - List of Exhibits

Appendix C (PDF 17KB) - List of Witnesses

Appendix D (PDF 21KB) - AHEC Report - Terms of reference, executive summary and recommendations and resolutions

Appendix E (PDF 26KB) - Glossary of terms

Appendix F (PDF 12KB) - NHMRC - Ethical guidelines on assisted reproductive technology (1996) 6 & 11

Appendix G (PDF 12KB) - International Consultations

Appendix H (PDF 12KB) - Correspondence

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