Wednesday, November 05, 2003

more on cloning [Post]
Eight of 10 panel members said they were confident it would be safe to eat food products derived from cloned animals or their offspring, the key conclusion of a draft FDA report released last week. But some members of the Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee, meeting in Rockville, appeared uneasy about the level of animal suffering that a large cloning industry might entail, and the panel deadlocked 5 to 5 on whether the FDA had properly characterized such risks. Several panel members said the scientific data on that issue are disturbingly thin and the question needs more research.

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