Italy is one of the numerous countries that has banned human
But Italian infertility expert Dr. Severino Antinori, whom the
Globe has called "perhaps the best-credentialed cloning
said in an August interview that he wants to offer cloning to
have no sperm. (Richard Saltus, "Are we getting closer
humans?" Boston Globe, 9/5/00, <http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/
In another media interview, Antinori said that support for
cloning is growing among fertility experts. "Now, it's
not taboo to use
cloning in some cases--not like two years ago," he said.
that when international fertility experts meet in September,
a fertility treatment will be on the agenda for the first time.
Ross, "Human cloning: Misguided hype or imminent certainty?,"
Clonaid, the company formed by the UFO-oriented religious group
the Raelians, said in an August 23 press release that it was
clone a 10 month-old child who had died because of medical malpractice,
and whose parents were willing to pay the cost of the attempt.
also announced that it would "present" the women whom
it had chosen as
surrogate mothers at a September 21 press conference in Montreal.
"I don't think it should cost more than $500,000,"
director Brigitte Boisselier told the Boston Globe. Boisselier
that Clonaid has four scientists on its team, and "a list
of about 100
people wanting to be cloned," but is still seeking an existing
a place to build one, in a country where cloning is not outlawed.
the Ross and Saltus articles listed above and <http://www.clonaid.com>.