[Varmus's testimony before the Subcommittee on Health and Environment, Committee on Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives]
Varmus provided further explanation about the potential benefits of somatic cell nuclear transfer; he noted that since "Dolly"
(the sheep cloned in 1997) the National Bioethics Advisory Committee had concluded that human cloning should be deferred for
a while, but that any legislation should be carefully written so as not to interfere with other important research. The committee
planned to re-evaluate in 3-5 years. Over 67,000 scientists in this research area signed voluntary moratorium on human cloning
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Basic Science and Congressional Politics: NIH Director, 1993-1999