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OTTAWA, Feb 25 (LSN) – Federal Health Ministry spokesman Doris Cook said yesterday that the government is planning to re-introduce laws and regulations to ban or restrict certain new reproductive and genetic technologies, before the end of the year. The first attempt at such regulation, Bill C-47, containing among other things bans on human cloning and on the sale of eggs and sperm, died when parliament was dissolved for the 1997 federal election. Pro-life observers note that the government’s proposals were mostly praiseworthy, but that they did not go nearly far enough. Moreover, pro-lifers objected strenuously to plans for licensing experimentation on human embryos up to 14 days development.