The response of most scientific and political leaders to the prospect
of human cloning, indeed of Dr. Wilmut as well, was of immediate and
In the united states President Clinton immediately federal financing of
human cloning research and asked privately funded scientists to halt
such work until the newly formed National Bioethics Advisory Commission
could review the “troubling' ethical and legal immplicatios.2
The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO)
characterized human cloning as ethically unacceptable as it would
violate some of the basic principles which govern medically assisted
A few more cautious voices were heard, both suggesting some possible
benefits from the use of human cloning in limited circumstances and
questioning its too quick prohibition, but they were a clear minority.
This paper reviews argument on Human Cloning.