News

Pet Cloning Is Bringing Human Cloning a Little Bit Closer

(MIT Technology Review) – Alarm bells went off in my head. Must wasn’t just cloning a pet. She was trying to preserve a lost child. It seemed awfully close to a real human cloning scenario, one in which a heartbroken … Read More

In a Scientific First, Cloned Monkeys Are Born. Will They Accelerate Biomedical Research?

(STAT News) – There have been mice and cows and pigs and camels, bunnies and bantengs and ferrets and dogs, but ever since Dolly the sheep became the first cloned mammal in 1996, the list has had a conspicuous hole: … Read More

Chinese Firm Clones Gene-Edited Dog in Bid to Treat Cardiovascular Disease

(CNN) – The pup was cloned from Apple, a different dog whose genome was edited to develop the disease atherosclerosis. With that genetic information now coded in, the disease — a leading cause of stroke and heart sickness — was … Read More

World’s First Cloned Dog Used to Make More Cloned Dogs so Scientists Can See What Happens

(Newsweek) – Scientists have used a cloned dog to create four more dogs in an experiment to find out what happens when animals are re-cloned. The team created the dogs—Afghan hounds—with stem cells from Snuppy, the world’s first ever cloned … Read More

Chinese Scientists Fix Genetic Disorder in Cloned Human Embryos

(Nature) – A team in China has taken a new approach to fixing disease genes in human embryos. The researchers created cloned embryos with a genetic mutation for a potentially fatal blood disorder, and then precisely corrected the DNA to … Read More

Push for Three-Parent Technique in Australia to Save Babies from Mitochondrial Disease

(Australian Broadcasting Co) – Scientists are pushing to overhaul human cloning laws in Australia so they can use DNA from three different people to create a baby when there is a risk of the child inheriting the debilitating and potentially … Read More

South Korean Researchers Lobby Government to Lift Human-Embryo Restrictions

(Nature) – More than a decade after a fraud scandal in stem-cell science rocked South Korea, scientists in the field are ramping up pressure on the government to relax the country’s strict regulations on human-embryo research — which many researchers … Read More

RSS from Bioethics.com