What's wrong with cloning humans?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 10:49 in Psychology & Sociology

A maverick fertility doctor claims he has cloned human embryos and implanted them into women. It's not the first timeIt was one of those mornings when you wake up, smile at the blue sky, flick through the papers, and gently sink your head into your hands and weep. Here's what happened. Yesterday afternoon, a London PR firm called Markettiers4dc sent the Guardian a press release promoting a documentary due to air on the Discovery Channel tonight. The programme being touted is called Human Cloning. In it, the press release gushed, we'd go behind the scenes with "the hugely controversial fertility scientist, Dr Panayiotis Zavos, throughout his continuing attempts to create the first cloned human being." The release goes on:Reporter Peter Williams MBE – who thirty years ago made a film about the world's first test-tube baby – was given unrestricted access to Dr Zavos' work. The last time Zavos was...

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