Cloning humans: how religions view it
Today’s NY Times has an article on different attitudes of religions with regard to cloning human beings. Laws against it tend to prevail in countries that once were Christian, whereas in Asian countries, in particular, research into such cloning is not only not frowned upon by religious people but is actively supported. Prominent Western scientists who wish to engage in such research have been moving to Asian countries. Genetic manipulation of other animal species and of plants is also regarded quite differently, but not along the same lines as cloning humans.
A map puts the differences very dramatically.