Category Archives: Cloning

Meat Factory Update

Last week we wrote about the coming age of in vitro meat. Here’s a major step in that direction, People for the Ethical treatment of Animals (PETA) is offering a $1,000,000 push-prize for the development of vat meat: PETA Offers $1 Million Reward to First to Make In Vitro Meat Scientists around the world are […]

Three Things Cloning Isn’t

Rand Simberg does a nice job deconstructing of some rather nonsensical coverage emerging from the inevitable discussion of human cloning following the announcement of the ability to clone primates. There is no shortage of naive and, yes, hysterical ideas about human cloning out there. We’ve spent some time responding to these in the past and […]

Three Things Cloning Isn't

Rand Simberg does a nice job deconstructing of some rather nonsensical coverage emerging from the inevitable discussion of human cloning following the announcement of the ability to clone primates. There is no shortage of naive and, yes, hysterical ideas about human cloning out there. We’ve spent some time responding to these in the past and […]

Back in the Game?

It looks as though, in spite of the federal funding ban, the US may not quite be out of the running in the race to produce stem cells via cloned embryos: Harvard scientists join human cloning race Research aims to create stem cells for treating blood disease Harvard-affiliated researchers said Tuesday they have begun efforts […]

Barking up the Wrong Tree

An activist group has been organized in California to ban pet cloning. Henry Miller comments on TCS: The improbably named Jennifer Fearing recently penned a tirade against animal cloning. The rant was stimulated by the announcement from South Korean scientists of the first cloned dog, an adorable puppy called Snuppy who is genetically identical to […]

The Age of Therapeutic Cloning

Ronald Bailey at TechCentralStation summarizes the huge breakthrough in Korea: Siegel and Perry are hailing the announcement today in Science by Korean researchers that they have created eleven cloned human embryonic stem cell lines that are matched to eleven individual patients. This achievement comes only 14 months after the same team of Korean researchers led […]

Dolly the T-Rex?

First there was this startling announcement: A frozen mammoth dug up from the Siberian tundra has been unveiled in central Japan in a preview of the six-month World Exposition, which is expected to draw millions of tourists. A group of Russian and Japanese scientists hope to clone mammoths from the animal’s remains by using elephant […]

The Tiresome Argument

Ever since the old site crashed and burned, we’ve been periodically re-running entries from there under the brand name "Speculist Classic.&quot When an old entry can be brought over to the new site in the context of the current discussion, so much the better. Such was the case yesterday when I was writing about an […]