OTTAWA, Feb 1, 2001 ( – Tim Caulfield, a prominent Canadian ethicist, has argued in favour of allowing human cloning, even reproductive human cloning. The National Post reported yesterday that Caulfield, research director of the University of Alberta’s Health Law Institute, said, “With a criminal law against cloning … we’re casting a possible chill over possible scientific inquiry that may be beneficial. When you have a criminal law, it sends a strong symbolic statement.” He argued that he was in favour of cloning since he believes “human beings are so much more than just their genes.”

Canada is one of the only developed countries without any regulation regarding human cloning or any other new reproductive technology.

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