Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Web Resources on Cloning and Stem Cell Research

These resources have been divided into four sections:

  1. General Sites on Ethics and Stem Cell Research.

  2. The Position of the Catholic Church on Stem Cell Research.

  3. The Position of the Catholic Church on Cloning.

  4. The Ethics Debate on Cloning.

  1. General Sites on Ethics and Stem Cell Research

    1. The Stem Cell Debate. [CNN.com]

    2. The Stem Cell Debate. [Time.com]

    3. Stem Cell Research. [Washingtonpost.com; Requires free registration]

    4. Bush OKs Stem Cell Funding. [Wired.com; Contributed by The Associated Press]

    5. Ethical Issues in Human Stem Cell Research, by the National Bioethics Advisory Commission.

      1. Executive Summary. [Bioethics.gov; PDF] (Mirror)

      2. Volume I: Report and Recommendations of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission. [Bioethics.gov; PDF] (Mirror)

      3. Further volumes of this report. [Bioethics.gov; scroll down to "Ethical Issues in Stem Cell Research"] (Mirror)

    6. The Science, Politics, and Ethics of Stem-Cell Research. [USNews.com]

    7. Stem Cell Research: A Health Spotlight Special Report. [PBS.org]

    8. Stem Cell Debate - Online NewsHour Focus. [PBS.org]

    9. Online NewsHour Extra - A NewsHour with Jim Lehrer Special for Students. [PBS.org]

    10. On Human Embryos and Stem Cell Research: An Appeal for Legally and Ethically Responsible Science and Public Policy. [Stemcellresearch.org]

    11. Bush to allow limited stem cell funding. [CNN.com]

    12. NIH Fact Sheet on Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Research Guidelines. [NIH.gov]

    13. Bioethics Resources on the Web: Embryonic Stem Cell Research. [NIH.gov]

    14. Stem Cell Research and Applications - Scientific, Ethical, and Policy Issues. [AAAS.org]

    15. Hearing on Stem Cell Research - The Testimony of Richard M. Doerflinger. [NCCBUSCC.org]

    16. Testimony and Public Policy. [NCCBUSCC.org]

    17. Scientific Progress and Future Research Directions Opportunities and Challenges: A Focus on Future Stem Cell Applications. [NIH.gov]

    18. Issues Raised by Human Cloning Research: Testimony of Thomas Murray of The Hastings Center. [House.gov]

  2. The Position of the Catholic Church on Stem Cell Research

    1. Pope John Paul II, "Evangelium Vitae: Encyclical Letter on the Value and Inviolability of Human Life." [NewAdvent.org]

    2. U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

      1. Letter to Congress regarding embryo research. [NCCBUSCC.org]

      2. Letter to Congress supporting a ban on cloning. [NCCBUSCC.org]

      3. Fourteen fact sheets on cloning and embryonic stem cell research. [NCCBUSCC.org]

    3. Did Bush Get it Right on Stem Cells? [Catholic.org]

    4. Catholics Differ on Stem Cell Issue. [Washingtonpost.com; Requires free registration]

    5. Papal Advice: Pope Meets With Bush, Condemns Stem-Cell Research. [ABCNews.com]

    6. Stem-cell Research and the Catholic Church. [AmericanCatholic.org]

    7. Catholic Bishops Criticize Bush Policy on Embryo Research. [USCCB.org]

    8. Where Does the Church Stand? [Meta-Library.net]

    9. The Stem Cell Debate: Ethical Questions. [Meta-Library.net]

    10. Cloning - Church wrestles with spiritual, ethical implications. [CatholicNewWorld.com]

  3. Position of the Catholic Church on Cloning

    1. Statement by the Vatican on Cloned Human Embryo. [AmericanCatholic.org]

    2. Statement by Bishop Wilton D. Gregory on Cloned Human Embryo. [AmericanCatholic.org]

    3. Cloning - Church wrestles with spiritual, ethical implications. [CatholicNewWorld.com]

    4. Human Cloning Debate Raises Pro-Life Issues: Q & A fact-sheets on the cloning debate from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

      1. Human Cloning Debate Raises Pro-Life Issues. [NCCBUSC.org]

      2. Would A Ban on Human Cloning Block Stem Cell Research? [NCCBUSC.org]

    5. Vatican Slams U.S. Human Embryo Cloning. [CNN.com; Contributed by Reuters]

    6. National Pro-Life Religious Council Statement on Human Cloning by Advanced Cell. [NPRCouncil.org]

    7. Reflections on Human Cloning - Pontifical Academy for Life. [PriestsForLife.com]

    8. Utilitarianism without Mercy. [Catholic.net]

    9. Pro-Life Press Releases - Cloning News. [NCCBUSCC.org]

    10. Pontifica Academia Pro Vita - Reflections On Cloning. [Vatican.va]

  4. The Ethics Debate on Cloning

    1. Cloning Report. [Washingtonpost.com; Requires free registration]

    2. Cloning Human Beings, by The National Bioethics Advisory Commission.

      1. Publications. [GeorgeTown.edu]

      2. Executive Summary. [GeorgeTown.edu]

      3. Report and Recommendations of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission. [GeorgeTown.edu; PDF]

    3. Dr. Jeffrey Kahn: The Ethics of Human Cloning [CNN.com]

    4. Issues Raised By Human Cloning Research. [House.gov]

    5. Me, Myself and I. [CNN.com]

    6. Primer on Ethics and Human Cloning. [ActionBioScience.org]

    7. The First Human Cloned Embryo. [Sciam.com]

    8. Firm's Advisers Deliberate Ethics. [Washingtonpost.com; Requires free registration]

    9. Human Cloning. [USNews.com]

    10. Recommendations for the National Bioethics Advisory Commission Regarding the Implications of Cloning Technology. [Bio.org]

    11. The Ethics of Cloning. [AmericanCatholic.org]

    12. Do No Harm Position Statement on Human Cloning. [StemCellResearch.org]

    13. The Cloning Debate. [PBS.org]