I am in agreement with everything you have said here. And I am not completely convinced that this religious cloning cult (the Raelian Movement) in conjunction with their company (Clonaid) have actually succeeded in cloning the first human being. That Eve is actually a clone made from one of her mothers skin cells is possible, but also questionable. It took over 250 attempts to succeed in cloning the sheep Dolly. And all attempts to clone non-human primates have failed. Nuclear transfer is very tricky business.Originally posted by Chakan
I'm hoping that this is just a publicity stunt for their religious group...
That article is from August 2002, so his clone could be born in about one year's time. His claims are much more credible as he is already famous for enabling women in their 50s and 60s to give birth through in vitro fertilisation.Earlier this year, Dr Antinori predicted that he would complete the first human cloning operation within 18 months.
Anyway. I also believe that human clones may have been secretly made. Scientists, knowing that the public opinion reaction could lead to a ban, kept it for them in order to continue their research. That's what I would do if I were them (but I am not ).He shot to prominence in 1994 when he helped a 63-year-old woman to have a baby by implanting a donor's fertilised egg in her uterus, making her the oldest known women in the world to give birth.
=> http://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/24/international/americas/24CANA.html?8hpib (free registration required)What did the aliens look like?
"A little more like Japanese than European people, but they are not green," he said. "Their suits are green, yes, but not their skin."