Wired News is reporting that it was announced at the AAAS meeting that an article to be published in the Feb. 13 Science will show that researchers have managed to produce a human clone by nuclear transfer that is the first one reported to have produced hundreds of stem cells. No sperm, no embryo from fertilization. This is a huge step in using stem cells therapeutically.
What’s also big is that the breakthrough came in…Korea, not the US. It will be verrrry interesting to see what the reaction is in this country. We’re on the cusp of some very important political/policy decisions.
p.s.: Remember, Korea has set a national goal of owning 10% of the world biotech market by 2012. This kind of thing gives that goal a lot more credibility.