This week, scientists have successfully made an embryonic clone of a real person, using DNA from their skin cells. This breakthrough raises the possibility of babies being cloned in the lab by rogue scientists, allowing couples who lose a child to pay for the creation of a ‘duplicate’. Continue reading for the news report and more information.
Though human embryos have been cloned in the past, none of them have had healthy stem cells extracted from them. This latest advance means that scientists are now even closer to being able to clone children. According to the research team behind this discovery, they want to find treatments for incurable diseases, but some fear there’s not much to stop a rogue scientist from copying their work and cloning humans.