[Transcript of Varmus's testimony at Congressional Hearing "Biotechnology and the Ethics of Cloning: How Far Should
These hearings were held soon after the news (February 1997) that British researchers had cloned a sheep. Varmus provided
some of the scientific background to cloning and other genetic manipulation, and talked about possible therapeutic applications,
but supported the ban on federal funding for human cloning, and a voluntary moratorium on such research in the private sector,
at least until the National Bioethics Advisory Commission had time to consider the issue.
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1997-03-05 (March 5, 1997)
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Retroviruses and the Genetic Origins of Cancer, 1970-1993