Scientists call on the UN to sanction therapeutic human cloning:
Britain’s leading scientists today urge the United Nations to ban cloning of babies but leave open the door for cloning of embryo stem cells as treatments for so-far incurable illnesses.
Like the Inter Academy Panel, the umbrella body for the world’s national science academies, the Royal Society wants an international ban on human reproductive cloning that would allow nations to make their own decisions about research using embryo tissue. The UN general assembly is to discuss a convention on human cloning in October.
You can’t “clone” stem cells. You have to create new embryos and then destroy them to harvest the stem cells. The only way this doesn’t make your skin crawl is if you believe that man is the highest form of intelligence in the universe.