THE cloning of the first human embryo in the United States has taken science and ethics into a dangerous new arena.
Government regulation is struggling to keep pace with the new developments that have been occurring in leaps and bounds.
This is evidenced by the different laws governing cloning in every Australian state.
There is an urgent need for federal legislation to prevent human life from being tampered with by science through cloning and associated research.
Clear, watertight laws need to be enacted immediately because experimentation will not stop without them.