US warned of cloning ‘brain drain’

August 2, 2001 | Source: BBC News

The American biotechnology industry is warning of an exodus of scientists because of moves to make human cloning for medical research illegal.
Creating human embryos in a cloning process to extract cells that can be turned into tissues to replace diseased parts of the body is legal in the UK, Israel, and Australia.

But the US House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to ban any form of human cloning in America, and a similar bill is now going through the Senate.