71% of Italians consider it useful to resort to human embryios in the attempt to cure diseases such as Alzheimer and Parkinson and 84% say that it is important continuing research on medical biotechnologies in Italy.
The majority of respondents, however, express themselves absolutely against human cloning, even if this would enable sterile women to have children. So, Italians continue to express a remarkable openness with regard to biotechnologies in the medical field, including stem cells, while they think that there is no use in reproductive cloning.
The survey was carried out through telephone interviews on a sample of 994 people, representative of Italian population aged more than 19 years.
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