17 Harv. J.L. & Tech. 569 (2003-2004)
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handle is hein.journals/hjlt17 and id is 575 raw text is: Harvard Journal of Law & Technology
Volume 17, Number 2 Spring 2004
THE NAKED CLONE: How CLONING BANS THREATEN OUR
PERSONAL RIGHTS
BY JOHN CHARLES KUNICH
WESTPORT, CT: PRAEGER PUBLISHERS, 2003
Pp. 172. $39.95 (HARDCOVER). ISBN: 0-275-97964-4
Vicki Chou*
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. O VERVIEW    ..................................................................................... 569
II. CLONING BACKGROUND .............................................................. 572
III. CLONING LAW IN THE UNITED STATES ...................................... 575
IV. INTERNATIONAL CLONING LAW ................................................. 576
V. CLONING AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT ....................................... 577
VI. OTHER CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTIONS FOR CLONING ............. 578
V II. C ONCLUSION   ............................................................................. 581
1. OVERVIEW
The specter of cloning, first given corporeal form in the infamous
figure of Dolly the lamb, has been the progenitor of cults, pseudo-
science horror scenarios, and heated political debates that have stirred
the emotions and inspired the imagination. In recent months, the re-
ported creation by Korean scientists of the first cloned human em-
bryos' as well as the dismissal of two open supporters of embryo
research from the President's Council on Bioethics2 have ensured that
* J.D. 2006 (expected), Harvard Law School.
I. See Tim Radford, Korean Scientists Clone 30 Human Embryos, 328 BMJ 421 (2004),
available at http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/reprint/328f7437/421.
2. Elizabeth Blackburn and Janet Rowley were dismissed from the President's Council
on Bioethics on February 27, 2004, sparking allegations that President George W. Bush was
trying to stack the Council with opponents of embryo research. See Rick Weiss, Bush Ejects
Two From Bioethics Council, WASH. POST, Feb. 28, 2004, at A6. The two had recently
written and submitted for publication a critique exposing the bias of two reports released by
the council, including Monitoring Stem Cell Research. The critical essay was published in
PLoS Biology. See Elizabeth Blackburn & Janet Rowley, Reason as Our Guide, PLOS
BIoLoGy, Apr. 2004, at 1, at http://www.plosbiology.orglarchivel1545-7885/214/pdfl
10.1371.journal.pbio.0020116-p-L.pdf; see also Gareth Cook, President's Panel Skewed
Facts, 2 Scientists Say, BOSTON GLOBE, Mar. 6, 2004, at Al.

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