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The Lower House plenary session began deliberations Tuesday on two separate bills, one each from the government and the Democratic Party of Japan, to ban human cloning and punish offenders with a penalty of up to 10 years in prison.

If either is made law, it would be the nation’s first legislation to regulate a specific area of scientific research.

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