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Human Genome News, January-June 1997; 8:(3-4)
Acting on a recommendation by the National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC), President Clinton announced on June 9 that he will send Congress a bill to outlaw the cloning of humans. Biomedical and agricultural research that could develop new medical therapies would be unaffected. Prompted by the cloning of the lamb "Dolly" in a U.K. laboratory, NBAC's report noted that attempting to clone a human would be premature and unacceptably risky.
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The Human Genome Project (HGP) was an international 13-year effort, 1990 to 2003. Primary goals were to discover the complete set of human genes and make them accessible for further biological study, and determine the complete sequence of DNA bases in the human genome. See Timeline for more HGP history.