Building on animal advances, scientists clone human embryos

05/15/2013 | National Public Radio

Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University said they have successfully cloned human embryos. The embryos serve as a source of stem cells that can be programmed to develop into specific cell types, such as heart cells, the researchers say. In the 1960s, John Gurdon at Oxford University cloned the first animal, a frog, and received a Nobel Prize for his work.

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