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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

Orphan Black Is Ending, but How Far Has Human Cloning Come?

(The Verge) – With the end of Orphan Black imminent, we’re looking at the real world for our fix of real science straddling the world of science fiction. Since the show began airing in 2013, have we gotten any closer … Read More

How Can a Legally Binding Agreement on Human Cloning Be Established?

(Science Daily) – Since Dolly the Sheep was cloned in 1996, the question of whether human reproductive cloning should be banned or pursued has been the subject of international debate. In an attempt to address the issue, the UN formulated … Read More

20 Years after Dolly the Sheep’s Debut, Americans Remain Skeptical of Cloning

(Pew Research Center) – Twenty years ago today, the world’s first clone made from the cells of an adult mammal made her public debut. Dolly, a Finn Dorset sheep, was introduced to the public in 1997 after scientists at the … Read More

Opinion: Is a Clone Really Born at Age Zero?

(The Scientist) – The implications of cloning animals in our society were self-evident from the start. Our advancing ability to reprogram adult, already-specialized cells and start them over as something new may one day be the key to creating cells … Read More

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