An extensive inquiry into the scientific, ethical and regulatory aspects of human cloning and stem cell research was tabled in the House of Representatives of the Australian Parliament on 17 September 2001. The document may be viewed at:

British genetic authorities are considering the request of the parents of a boy with a rare genetic blood disorder to be allowed to create and sort through embryos to select a designer baby with a close genetic match to their son. They believe a blood transfusion or bone marrow transplant would save the boy’s life.