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Guidelines and Policies

Guidelines for the Conduct of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research
International Society for Stem Cell Research

Embryo Research Licencing Committee Information Kit Cth
NHMRC
Provides information for licence holders and ethics committees on embryo research licensing.

Ethical guidelines on the use of assisted reproductive technology in clinical practice and research Cth
NHMRC

Ethics  & Law of Stem Cell Research
Australian StemCell Centre

Stem Cell Therapies: Position Statement
Australia New Zealand Spinal Cord Injury Network
(currently no stem cell therapies are recommended)

Legislation

Legislation Review: Prohibition of Human Cloning Act 2002 and Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002 Cth
Legislative Review Committee
Review of the 2002 Acts on cloning and research using Human Embryos.

Plain English Guide to the Research Involving Embryos and Prohibition of Human Cloning Bills 2002 Cth
Assists understanding of the Research Involving Embryos and Prohibition of Human Cloning Bill 2002. It also provides information about the policy intent behind key provisions of the Bill, including why these provisions are drafted the way that they are and what they are trying to achieve.

Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction Act 2002 Cth
An Act to prohibit human cloning for reproduction and other unacceptable practices associated with reproductive technology, and for related purposes.

Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002 Cth
An Act to regulate certain activities involving the use of human embryos, and for related purposes.

Revised Explanatory Memorandum Prohibition of Human Cloning Bill Cth

Revised Explanatory Memorandum Research involving Human Embryos Bill Cth

Papers, Reports and Books

Going to the Roots of the Stem Cell Controversy
(2002) Bioethics 16(6) 493-507
Author: Søren Holm
Describes the scientific background to the ethical and legislative debates regarding the cultivation, and research invoving, stem cells.

“Goodbye Dolly”? The ethics of human cloning
(1997) Journal of Medical Ethics23: 353-360
Author: J Harris
Looks at the ethical dimensions of human cloning, the current public policy responses to cloning and argues that cloning is not inconsistent with human dignity and human rights.

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