The controversial Italian fertility doctor Severino Antinori who helped a 62-year-old woman give birth will tell a cloning conference in Rome on Friday that he is ready to start cloning babies for infertile couples. He has the required expertise and says he has 600 patients willing to undergo the fertility treatment and he is determined to press ahead with it despite international outcry. He also claims he has the support and backing of an un-named Mediterranean country for his research programme, which he says could begin in October.

Catholic Clergy in Canada received a briefing on biotechnology at the annual seminar on the subject of the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF). Various professors and experts in the field presented the latest technologies for ethical reflection.