Boston—Earlier this year, a South Korean
research team led by Woo Suk Hwang, DVM, PhD, professor at Seoul National
University College of Veterinary Medicine, announced the first successful
cloning of an early-stage human embryo, called a blastocyst. The study demonstrated
that nuclear transfer, a technique that had previously been carried out only
in animals, could also work in humans. This technological advance is the first
step toward creating human embryonic stem cells for use in treating a variety
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