Sounds like a match genetically engineered in heaven. Clonaid, the dubiously scientific arm of a religious cult which claims to have cloned "many children" has offered to hire Hwang Woo-Suk, the shamed Korean scientist whose cloning research was recently proven to have been a hoax.
Snip from press release:
It is interesting to do the mental exercise, for just a few seconds, and ask oneself - why would Dr Hwang play with the hope of millions of people who are desperately waiting for stem-cell cure to be available for either themselves or one of their relatives? Why would he declare that he has made these lines, if he wasn't able to do it, knowing that millions are watching him and that he would have to deliver them soon?If Dr. Hwang accepts the offer, he'll have no shortage of earth-booty, though there's no guaranteeing any of it was biotechnically engineered. Link to a related Chosun Ilbo article.
In the same way, how can people believe that Clonaid's announcement of a cloned child being born was a hoax while thousands of parents-to-be were and are counting on us? Thankfully these parents didn't trust the media and today many of them had their baby...
The Clonaid website also reports, "Clonaid has been able to find living cells in a body that has been dead for 4 months - there is hope!" It seems that both hope and cells from four-month-old corpses spring eternal. (Thanks, IZ Reloaded)
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