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2006-12-28 00:40:00

WASHINGTON -- The government has decided that food from cloned animals is safe to eat and does not require special labeling. The Food and Drug Administration planned to brief industry groups in advance of an announcement Thursday morning. The FDA indicated it would approve cloned livestock in a scientific journal article published online earlier this month. Consumer groups say labels are a must, because surveys have shown people to be uncomfortable with the idea of cloned livestock. However,...

2006-01-17 13:08:57

PARIS (Reuters) - South Korean cloning expert Hwang Woo-suk, a science superstar disgraced when his pioneering stem cell research was unmasked as a hoax, has a new job offer from a UFO cult that says it has produced six human clones. Clonaid, a company linked to a group that believes humans were cloned from prehistoric alien visitors to Earth, said it had offered him a post in one of its laboratories. The firm has never provided proof of the six clones it says it has produced and...

2005-12-14 02:05:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON -- A U.S. stem cell expert who lent his name and credibility to South Korean cloning pioneers asked that his name be removed from their landmark scientific paper on Tuesday and questioned whether the work had been falsified. Dr. Gerald Schatten of the University of Pittsburgh asked the journal Science to take his name off a human cloning study published by Woo Suk Hwang and colleagues at Seoul National University in May of 2005. Hwang...

2005-11-05 04:05:00

By Christopher Doering WASHINGTON -- Two-thirds of U.S. consumers said they would either buy or consider buying meat and milk made from cloned animals if the U.S. government declared cloning safe, according to the results of a public opinion poll released on Friday. The survey was funded by Viagen Inc., a Texas-based company that is working with cloned cattle, pigs and horses. About one-third of Americans surveyed said they would definitely buy food products from cloned offspring if the U.S....

2005-07-19 07:17:06

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Armageddon" director Michael Bay likes big bangs, fast chases and fancy gadgets but his latest movie "The Island" takes a new turn, addressing the pressing political issue of cloning and the ethics of science. Actors Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson play two clones who escape from a secret institution in the near future. "I want people when they walk out of this movie to think 'If I could, would I want a clone?"' Bay said. "We all want to live...

2005-07-19 07:46:20

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Armageddon" director Michael Bay likes big bangs, fast chases and fancy gadgets but his latest movie "The Island" takes a new turn, addressing the pressing political issue of cloning and the ethics of science. Actors Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson play two clones who escape from a secret institution in the near future. "I want people when they walk out of this movie to think 'If I could, would I want a clone?"' Bay said. "We all want to live...

2005-06-23 21:45:07

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Assembly approved one of the nation's toughest bans on human cloning Thursday despite concerns the bill would cripple embryonic stem cell research in the state where it was discovered. The bill not only bans cloning to create a baby but also outlaws so-called therapeutic cloning that researchers say could advance the understanding of genetic diseases. It also would prohibit Wisconsin scientists from using embryos cloned in research labs in other states. The...

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2005-05-20 18:20:52

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Just a few years ago, Michigan State University scientist Jose Cibelli was considered the leading expert on cloning human embryos to treat and study disease. Now, there's no debate that the cloning king is Hwang Woo-suk of Seoul National University. On Thursday, Hwang announced yet again that he had successfully cloned human embryos, this time extracting stem cells from embryos created using the DNA of sick and injured patients. It was the second time in a little more...

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2005-02-10 07:43:48

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The campaign committee that spent $35 million last year backing California's novel $3 billion stem cell initiative plans to use its fund-raising prowess to fight a federal bill seeking to ban all forms of human cloning. Robert Klein II, the wealthy Palo Alto housing developer who chaired the campaign, said the organization intends to raise $1 million to fight Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, and his anti-cloning allies in the Senate. A Brownback spokesman declined comment....


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