Approximately more than 25 countries have banned all human cloning including United States (US), United Kingdom (UK), Canada, France, and Germany. The world over it is considered a complete no-no for human cloning but few countries permits therapeutic cloning, research on animal cloning and related research.
India : India does not have particular act or law for human cloning however Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Department of Health Research (DHR) and Department of Biotechnology (DBT) jointly prohibited human reproductive cloning as per “National Guidelines for Stem Cell research” 2013. But India permits cloning of animals, and encourages regulated research in this area. India allows use of embryonic and somatic stem cells for research purposes, allows the creation of a human zygote by SCNT (Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer) or any other method and therapeutic cloning but restricted. India allows restricted research involving introduction of human stem cells and
somatic cells into animals (including primates), at embryonic or foetal stages of development. Few countries have strict laws but countries like India where religion is not blindly dominant on Science permits judiciously animal cloning, therapeutic cloning & related research.
United States : As per United States bill, H.R. 3498, dated 11 Sep 2015, human cloning is banned in United States but research not prohibited including research in the use of nuclear transfer or other cloning techniques to produce molecules, DNA, cells other than human embryos, tissues, organs, plants, or animals other than humans.
United Kingdom : As per “Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008” of United Kingdom (UK), genetically modified embryos or embryos created by cloning cannot be placed in a woman. This prevents reproductive cloning.
United Nations : The United Nations General Assembly approved (Mar 2005) non-binding declaration to ban all forms of human cloning.