Don't order the birth announcements yet. Top experts are saying that
despite impressions to the contrary, the human embryos created by a Korean
team are not a great—or terrifying—leap toward a cloned baby.
Make no mistake: the Korean scientists have no intention of attempting
such an act. During a mid-February press conference announcing their achievement,
they implored every country to follow Korea's example and outlaw human reproductive
cloning. Instead, they seek to explore the medical potential of stem cells—which
they managed to glean from one cloned embryo.
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