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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

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

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