cloning

  • Just another working clone dog

    Just another working clone dog


    Cloning is back in fashion in South Korea, with two biotech labs billing themselves as the only places in the world where you can clone your dog. Both labs are staffed by researchers who worked with former national biotech hero, Hwang Woo-suk, made famous for his human stem cell work and then again for that work being fraudulent. Hwang went on to start Sooam Biotech Research Foundation… Read More

  • Want a designer baby? We may now have the technology to create it for you!

    Want a designer baby? We may now have the technology to create it for you!

    Remember Dolly the cloned sheep? She was a breakthrough and all, but the method used to create her, apparently, was inefficient. Scientists have now developed an easier method to clone animals (mice so far), and it only requires is some skin cells and an early embryo. Get ready for an ethics debate! When carried out, the technique makes it possible to create partial and complete clones out… Read More

  • Human embryos successfully cloned from skin cells, cloned babies next?

    Human embryos successfully cloned from skin cells, cloned babies next?

    Stem cell research, whether you agree with it or not, looks to have taken another step forward recently. A company called Stemagen out of La Jolla, California has “created the first mature cloned human embryos from single skin cells taken from adults, a significant advance toward the goal of growing personalized stem cells for patients suffering from various diseases,” reports… Read More