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Dr Hwang said he would resign, but he did not admit his research was faked.
In 1978 David Rorvik claimed in his book In His Image: The Cloning of a Man that he had personal knowledge of the creation of a human clone. A court case followed. He failed to produce corroborating evidence to back up his claims; now regarded as a hoax.
"Prosecutors on Friday indicted a disgraced cloning scientist on embezzlement and bioethics law violations linked to faked stem cell research, officials said.
The scientists were led by South Korea's Hwang Woo-Suk, Gerald Schatten of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and the creator of the cloned sheep Dolly, Professor Ian Wilmut of Scotland's Roslin Institute
These stem cells carry the identical genes of patients because they are extracted from cloned human embryos produced by combining adult cells from the patients and human eggs from donors, the scientists said.
The village sits on the west side of Roslin Glen, now a country park. Overlooking the Glen are Rosslyn Chapel and Roslin Castle.
Roslin (sometimes spelt Rosslyn or Roslyn) is a village in Midlothian, Scotland, to the south of the Scottish capital city Edinburgh
The elaborately carved chapel has long been associated with the Knights Templars and the Grail legend, and featured in the best selling book The Da Vinci Code. The popularity of the book and the use of the chapel as a location in the subsequent film greatly increased the number of visitors to the village
Dr. Samuel Wood, a medical doctor and chief executive of the company, along with a colleague, donated skin cells to begin the process of making human clones. DNA from those cells was transferred to human eggs. Creating human clones is not considered groundbreaking. But the next step, which could have been a landmark -- generating viable stem cells from human clones -- did not occur.
Originally posted by alienstar
Since dna is readily available in tooth enamel sometimes upwards to 100,000,why wouldnt they just clone another Albert E?Good qs would this make him just as smart as this original?Some wack job can go ahead and clone another Hilter...crazy.
Originally posted by interestedalways
Grail legend, Knights Templars and Cloning..................
The reason I believe cloning to be happening in secret is...
...about 8 years ago I was sitting in a Hotel sitting in a Hotel in Switzerland watching the news on TV. A newsreel matter-of-factly stated that police had raided a builing in which human cloning and genetic cross-breeding of humans had been going on. I startled and sat up. What? After 30 seconds the newsreel was over and my mind raced because I wasnt aware that such a thing was even possible.
Funny thing is I never heard of it again. I waited for the next news show but they did not repeat that newsreel. The next day I looked for confirmation of the report and found nothing. I checked the newspapers. Nothing. I even checked with Reuters and AP and again...nothing. Where had the piece of news dissappeared to? Had I only pretended to see it?
So thats when and why I started thinking about a cover-up.
[edit on 28-5-2008 by Skyfloating]
A Surge in Clone-Centric Movies
There has been such a surge in movies about clones ever since the late 1970s, from Logan's Run and Blade Runner, to the iconic Jurassic Park and Star Wars, to lesser known films like Cloned: The Recreator Chronicles. Looking back at the time-line of these films, it is interesting to note that, in the past 21 years, almost every single year produced a clone-centric movie, and in many cases far more.
What is our culture's obsession with recreation? Some people might argue that creativity has a cycle, and that we are facing that pattern of recycling and renewal. Indeed, the fact that movies are more and more churning out sequels, prequels and remakes and that some of the most popular blockbusters are trilogies, says a great deal. Consumers form attachments to concepts, characters, and ideas, and the thought of saying goodbye is more painful than forking over $20 for a ticket.
Is that same concept true with clones as well? Do we like the idea of cloning so much that we are willing to endure the same theme for the past 20-plus years? I decided to look back in history and find examples throughout the years to illustrate this point. While there were several years that featured over four clone movies, I was interested to note that most films really took a different approach with the theme. While there were the familiar recurring storylines of Star Wars, Star Trek, and Superman, there were many other concepts that brought an extra dimension to the clone school of thought, and definitely warranted release.
Here are some highlights from film history's cloned time-line:
1976 Logan's Run
1978 The Boys from Brazil
1982 Blade Runner
1987 Superman IV The Quest For Peace
1991 Aeon Flux, TV Series
1993 Louis & Clark, TV Series
1993 Jurassic Park
1997 Alien: Resurrection
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park
1997 The Fifth Element
1998 The Avengers
1999 Futurama, TV Series
2000 The 6th Day
2000 Titan A.E.
2001 Jurassic Park III
2001 Smallvile, TV Series
2002 Resident Evil
2002 Star Trek: Nemesis
2003 Star Wars: The Clone Wars, TV Series
2004 Resident Evil: Apocalypse
2004 Battlestar Galactica
2005 Aeon Flux
2005 The Island
2006 Ultra Violet
2007 Resident Evil: Extinction
2008 Babylon A.D.
2009 Monsters vs Aliens
2010 Resident Evil: Afterlife
2011 Source Code
2012 Cloned: The Recreator Chronicles
2012 Cloud Atlas
What are your thoughts on the surge of clone movies?
Ban human clones or expect them soon U.N. says
Scientists in California make human embryo clone
The possibility is that this is already happening and these "small leaks" are meant as a slow preparation on things to come - just like the military harbours technology 10 years before it becomes public.
LONDON (AP) — The international community faces a stark choice: outlaw human cloning or prepare for the creation of cloned humans, U.N. researchers said Saturday.
Previous attempts to reach a binding worldwide treaty foundered over divisions on whether to outlaw all cloning or permit cloning of cells for research.
The best solution may be to ban human cloning, but to allow countries to conduct strictly controlled therapeutic research, including stem cell research, according to the report from the Japan-based United Nations University Institute for Advanced Studies.
Almost all countries oppose human cloning and more than 50 nations have introduced laws banning it. But lack of binding global legislation gives scientists an opening to create human clones in countries where bans do not exist.
"Failure to outlaw reproductive cloning means it is just a matter of time until cloned individuals share the planet," said Brendan Tobin, a human rights lawyer who co-authored the report.
"If failure to compromise continues, the world community must accept responsibility and ensure that any cloned individual receives full human rights protection," he said.
Cloning research proponents argue it offers great hope for producing replacement tissue and the potential for a cure for diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and diabetes.
The report recommends permitting cloning cells for research — but not cloning aimed at duplicating a person or animal. It also calls for strict controls to prevent the uncontrolled production and destruction of embryos.
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