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Genetic Crossroads
November 26th, 2002

1. CGS presents at World Congress of Bioethics,

CGS organized a special session on the need for a global ban
on human reproductive cloning at the Sixth World Congress of
Bioethics. Held in Brasilia, Brazil earlier this month, the
Congress brought together over 1300 bioethicists from dozens
of countries. The session, titled “Towards an International
Ethical, Social and Political Accord on Human Cloning and Human
Species - Alteration,” including presentations by CGS Executive
Director Richard Hayes; Rosario Isasi of the University of Toronto
Joint Centre for Bioethics; Joachim Schemel of the German Foreign
Office Taskforce on Environmental and Biopolitical Issues; Evelyne
Shuster of the University of Pennsylvania Human Rights and Medical
Ethics Program ; and Alejandra Rotania, Executive Coordinator
of Ser Mulher in Brazil.

For the abstracts from the session, see http://www.genetics-and-society.org/resources/cgs/20021101_wcb.html

2. Z Magazine: The New Eugenics

The latest issue of Z Magazine contains an article by
CGS staff member Jesse Reynolds that draws the connection between
human reproductive cloning and more dangerous eugenic technologies,
and calls for a global ban. Jesse Reynolds, “The New Eugenics,”
Z Magazine (Vol. 15, No. 11, November 2002)



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