The Brazilian government will provide about us $2 million to support research in areas such as therapeutic cloning, which involves using cells and tissues from cloned human embryos to replace those damaged by cancer, heart attacks, car accidents, burns and other kinds of mishaps. The new fund known as the Millennium Science Initiative will be used to develop networks of prominent research groups in important areas of science.
"The goal of this project, which links together 13 scientific centres throughout Brazil, is to support the country's capability in a new medical area," said the country's minister of science and technology, Ronaldo Sardenberg. It is hoped the patronage will meet its objective.
Brazil is also analysing proposals to change the law on human cloning.
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