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Sunday, November 07, 2010

Australian Senate lifted therapeutic cloning ban
Dwyer Arce at 12:00 AM ET

On November 7, 2006, the Australian Senate voted 34-32 to lift restrictions on stem cell research and permit the therapeutic cloning of human embryos. The legislation also included stricter penalties of up to 15 years in prison for anyone convicted of attempting to buy human eggs, sperm or embryos.

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