Tag Archives: cloning

Handbook of Nascent Human Beings: A Visual Aid for Understanding the Science and Experimentation

Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D., James L. Sherley, M.D., Ph.D.   

Originally published February 25, 2022 and updated July 7, 2022 to include companion Table 1   This is Issue 8 in CLI’s On Science series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Handbook of Nascent Human Beings: A Visual Aid for Understanding the Science and Experimentation. To view the companion paper, please see: “Handbook […]

Seeking Pro-life Leadership at the National Institutes of Health

David Prentice, Ph.D.  

In a recent op-ed, Dr. David Prentice and Congressman Jim Banks argue that it’s time for a change in leadership at the National Institutes of Health: Dr. Francis Collins has not shown any pro-life leadership at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In fact, in an interview, Dr. Collins‘ response to a congressional letter outlining pro-life members’ […]

Stem Cell Research: Predictions, Predilections and Progress

Eugene C. Tarne  

A recent blog posted on the science/technology website Gizmodo conducts an interesting thought experiment. The author goes back 10 years to the December, 2005, issue of Scientific American. In that issue was the “Scientific American 50” – a list of the 50 leading scientific trends for that year.

The author wanted to see what has happened, 10 years on, in realizing “the highly-touted breakthroughs of the era that would supposedly change everything.” The author writes that she chose 2005 “because 10 years seemed recent enough for continuity between scientific questions then and now but also long enough ago for actual progress. More importantly, I chose Scientific American because the magazine publishes sober assessments of science, often by scientists themselves.”

Cloning is Cloning is Cloning

Eugene C. Tarne  

This primer on cloning examines the nature and purpose of human cloning in light of recent developments in stem cell technology. The paper points out that all cloning is reproductive and reflects on the immediate outcome of human cloning – a human embryo – while examining the terminology used by cloning advocates to obscure the facts.