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How close are we to cloning humans?



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This is a very timely question, Collins. Just this week, some scientists reported the cloning of human embryos. These embryos were not allowed to develop beyond the 32-cell stage, however. These experiments demonstrate that cloning of humans is possible now. This research is has generated a lot of controversy for obvious reasons. Many scientists and other concerned citizens are calling for a moratorium on this type of research until there has been a public debate on the complex ethical issues that arise from this technology.

-Brian



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