What If They Cloned a Man and Nobody Cared?

You almost have to feel sorry for the scientists at South Korea's Kyunghee University Hospital. In any other week the world's press would have trumpeted the news that they had taken a cell from a thirtysomething infertile woman, given it the Dolly-the-sheep treatment and created the world's first cloned human embryo. Sure, the researchers managed to generate a little buzz in the local press when groups like Green Korea United blasted them for meddling with Mother Nature. But around the world (and especially in the U.S.), their claim to fame was overwhelmed by colliding headlines about impeachment and cruise missiles.


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