News of the WeekHUMAN CLONING

Korean Report Sparks Anger and Inquiry

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Science  01 Jan 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5398, pp. 16-17
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5398.16

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Last month's report by doctors at a Seoul fertility clinic that they had cloned a human embryo has set off a storm of scientific doubts and public anger here. The procedure, by a team from Kyunghee University Hospital, has also sent Korean politicians scrambling to fill a hole in rules adopted last year by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare that cover genetic research but not human cloning.