Should India ban human cloning?

Should India ban human cloning?

New Delhi:

India entered the clone age having successfully cloned a buffalo earlier this month, this has raised concerns on whether India should indulge in cloning, is it morally and ethically correct to carry out animal or human cloning.

India currently has some well drawn out guidelines in place, but a suitable legislation that can regulate this area of research has been languishing for the last 3 years. In essence should humans start playing God!

India's cloning glory has been the buffalo lovingly named Garima; it is a darling of the scientists at the National Dairy Research Institute in Karnal, the country's first cloned animal.

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Story first published: Jun 23, 2009 21:18 IST