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The Clone Age Begins: South Korean scientists create human clones

Nigel M. de S. Cameron

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News from South Korea tells us that what we have been expecting and fearing since the first announcement about Dolly the cloned the sheep in 1997. The same technology has been used on human beings producing a batch of some 30 human embryos by somatic cell nuclear transfer.

This is news of huge significance for the human race and those who hold its future dear. There have been earlier claims. Advanced Cell Technology of Massachusetts claimed to have done this in November 2001 but their embryos died so young the scientists dismissed it as a failed experiment. The Raelians and other fringe groups have unproved claims. But now it looks as if it's for real. Cloning works on us. And while the Korean scientists have no intention of raising their cloned embryos into born babies, it seems like it can now be done.

But what they have done is at least as bad, if in another way. They have manufactured these tiny humans for one sole purpose: experimentation and destruction. They have pioneered the mass-production of humans for death. They have the Brave New World firmly in their sights.

Read the entire article on the Breakpoint website.

Posted: 2/27/04



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