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UN abandons anti-cloning treaty

[JURIST] The United Nations ended a long-running debate Thursday by deciding not to draft a treaty that would ban all human cloning. President Bush, along with Costa Rica, supported the total ban, while other countries have been pushing for a treaty that would allow cloning for research purposes, including stem cell research. The two sides were unable to find a common ground, resulting in the proposal of a non-binding declaration that would only act to encourage countries to pass anti-cloning legislation. AP has more.

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