THE STATE OF Wyoming does not have a law specifically addressing human cloning. Neither is there is a law specifically permitting or forbidding research on embryos or fetuses; however, the state does expressly prohibit the sale, donation, or distribution of an embryo, an aborted viable fetus, or a live child for the purposes of what it calls experimentation. Thus, effectively, any human embryonic stem cell research is forbidden.

At the University of Wyoming, Dr. David S. Fay investigates hormonal control of germline stem cell proliferation using the nematode Caenorbab—ditis elegans as a model organism. Scientists and other members of the University of Wyoming campus have access to seminars, symposia, and discussion groups focused on stem cell research and its ethical considerations.

On July 18, 2006, the ...

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