CORDIS FOCUS VOL. 180
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CORDIS FOCUS VOL. 180

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ISSN 1022­6559 Based on information from CORDIS News available on the Web at http://www.cordls.lu/news European Commission clarifies ■..■.IV 1 ffi -■■<*;■ φ reasons for opposition to KW"* JtL ¿?^# human cloning ~^^^*WL L·^ Philippe Busquin Statements both directly from European Research Commissioner, Philippe Busquin, and from © European Communities, 2001 the European Commission have set out the reasons for the European Commission's opposition to plans to clone humans. IN THIS ISSUE The moves come as a reaction to the news that with legally by the individual Member States, Italian Professor Severino Antinori and his so there is little that the Commission can do EU takes a fresh look at primate team are planning to clone the first human legally on its own to prevent Professor research policy being by November. Commissioner Busquin Antinori's cloning plans. In addition, legislation The R&D FP6 could contain provisions restricting EU funded said there were two in the various Member research on live primates page 3 reasons why he was op­ States, with the excep­'Firstly it is an issue which posed in principle to tion of the UK, is either Commission says key marine research strongly touches on the safeguarded under FP6 human cloning. 'Firstly ambiguous or non­exist­Proposed cuts in marine research it is an issue which substance of life itself and ent.

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