— Briefing paper on "The Threat of the New Human
Eugenics," by Rich Hayes. 8 pages. Available from
— GeneWatch, the newsletter of the Council for Responsible
Genetics, has just published an excellent special issue
(August 1999) on human cloning. Subscription information:
CRG, 5 Upland Road, Suite 3, Cambridge, MA 02140. Phone:
617-868-0870. Individual subscriptions (6 issues) are $24.
— Wild Duck Review special issue on biotechnology, with
detailed discussion of human genetic technologies. For
information about copies, email Casey Walker, editor, at
— For the best recent short statement in a prestigious
medical journal against human germline engineering, see
"Human Germline Gene Modification: A Dissent," Paul
Billings, Ruth Hubbard, and Stuart Newman. The Lancet
Vol 353 Number 9167, 29 May 1999.
— Notes on the first two meetings of the California Cloning
Committee, including testimony from Paul Billings of Council
for Responsible Genetics. Available from Rich Hayes,
— ABC News "Nightline in Primetime" aired a
special on human
cloning on August 19, 1999. Anchor Ted Koppel and correspondent
Robert Krulwich joined featured guest Lee Silver in endorsing
human genetic enhancement. A 5-page summary is available from
Marcy Darnovsky, Contact us.
Video copies and transcripts are
available from ABC News (abcnews.com), which also has a web
based on the special at http://abcnews.go.com/onair/popoff/bnw
— A list of recent books on the new human genetic technologies
is available from Marcy Darnovsky, Contact
— Notes on the acquisition by Geron, a Menlo Park biotech
company, of Roslin Bio-Med and the nuclear transfer technology
used to create Dolly, the cloned sheep. 2 pages. Available
from Marcy Darnovsky, Contact us.