707B.4  Human cloning -- prohibitions -- exceptions -- penalty.

1.  A person shall not intentionally or knowingly do any of the following:

a.  Perform or attempt to perform human cloning.

b.  Participate in performing or in an attempt to perform human cloning.

c.  Transfer or receive a cloned human embryo for any purpose.

d.  Transfer or receive, in whole or in part, any oocyte, human embryo, fetus, or human somatic cell, for the purpose of human cloning.

2.  This section shall not restrict areas of scientific research not specifically prohibited, including in vitro fertilization; the administration of fertility-enhancing drugs; or research in the use of nuclear transfer or other cloning techniques to produce molecules, deoxyribonucleic acid, tissues, organs, plants, animals other than humans, or cells other than human embryos.

3. a.  A person who violates subsection 1, paragraph "a" or "b", is guilty of a class "C" felony.

b.  A person who violates subsection 1, paragraph "c" or "d", is guilty of an aggravated misdemeanor.

4.  A person who violates this section in a manner that results in a pecuniary gain to the person is subject to a civil penalty in an amount that is twice the amount of the gross gain.

5.  A person who violates this section and who is licensed pursuant to chapter 148, 150, or 150A is subject to revocation of the person's license.

6.  A violation of this section is grounds for denial of an application for, denial of renewal of, or revocation of any license, permit, certification, or any other form of permission required to practice or engage in any trade, occupation, or profession regulated by the state.

Section History: Recent form

  2002 Acts, ch 1127, §4

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