Invasion of the Clones: Animal Cloning and the Potential Implications on the Future of Human Cloning and Cloning Legislation in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Internationally


Cloning is an area of science that changes daily; with advances being made constantly. This technology has caused great controversy in the United States and across the world. The issue has raised religious, ethical, technical and legal concerns. This paper is broken into four parts in order to best address the complex area of cloning technology. Part one will be a review of the history of the science of cloning and the history of animal cloning. Part two will be a discussion of the risks and benefits of cloning. Part three will address ethical and religious concerns surrounding human cloning. Part four will be a discussion of legislative responses to the possibility of human cloning in the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as international responses of organizations such as the AMA, the United Nations, the WHO, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (“UNESCO”).


Animal Law | Comparative and Foreign Law | Environmental Law | Health Law and Policy | Human Rights Law | Intellectual Property Law | Religion Law | Science and Technology Law

Date of this Version

February 2004