S. 658 (109th): Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2005

Mar 17, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Samuel “Sam” Brownback
Senator from Kansas
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Mar 17, 2005
5 pages
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S. 1036 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

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This bill was introduced on March 17, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 17, 2005
Referred to Committee Mar 17, 2005
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Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2005 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit any person or entity, in or affecting interstate commerce, from knowingly: (1) performing or attempting to perform human cloning; (2) participating in such an attempt; or (3) shipping or receiving an embryo produced by human cloning or any product derived from such an embryo. Prohibits knowingly importing such an embryo.
Sets forth criminal and civil penalties.
Provides that nothing in this Act restricts areas of scientific research not specifically prohibited, including research in the use of nuclear transfer or other cloning techniques to produce molecules, DNA, cells other than human embryos, tissues, organs, plants, or animals other than humans.
Directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to assess the need to amend such prohibition, including through:
(1) a discussion of new developments, the need for somatic cell transfer to produce medical advances, current public attitudes and prevailing ethical views concerning its use, and potential legal implications of somatic cell transfer research; and
(2) a review of any technological developments that may require technical changes to such prohibition.

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