California Code, Health and Safety Code - HSC § 24185




(a) No person shall clone a human being or engage in human reproductive cloning.

(b) No person shall purchase or sell an ovum, zygote, embryo, or fetus for the purpose of cloning a human being.

(c) For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions apply:

(1) “Clone” means the practice of creating or attempting to create a human being by transferring the nucleus from a human cell from whatever source into a human or nonhuman egg cell from which the nucleus has been removed for the purpose of, or to implant, the resulting product to initiate a pregnancy that could result in the birth of a human being.

(2) “Department” means the State Department of Health Services.

(3) “Human reproductive cloning” means the creation of a human fetus that is substantially genetically identical to a previously born human being.  The department may adopt, interpret, and update regulations, as necessary, for purposes of more precisely defining the procedures that constitute human reproductive cloning.





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