Cloning and Other Monkey Business

Wednesday, April 10, 2002 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

In his lecture, Dr. Wolf provided a comprehensive review and analysis of the development of cloning technology. He assessed the significance of possible legal bans on therapeutic and/or reproductive cloning. He also considered the relationship between cloning and embryonic stem cell research. Dr. Wolf argued that it is premature to consider reproductive cloning in humans, and that legal restrictions should be in place. He did, however, defend therapeutic cloning to create embryos for stem cell harvest.


  • Susan M. Wolf, JD, Law School, Medical School, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota
  • Christopher De Jonge, PhD, Reproductive Medicine Center, University of Minnesota

Don Wolf, PhD, is a senior scientist at the Oregon Regional Primate Research Center in Beaverton and director of the Andrology/Embryology Laboratory at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland. He led the team that first cloned a monkey.