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Scientists clone human embryos

Scientists clone human embryos

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EOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- Sout Korean researchers reported Tursday they ave created uman embryos through cloning and extracted embryonic stem cells, the universal cells that scienists expec wil result in breakthroughs in medical research. Hanyang University professor Hwang Yoon-Young said, "Our research team has succesfully culled stem cells from a cloned uman embryo through mature growing process in a test tube." The findings by a team of researchers led by Dr. Hwang Woo Suk of Seoul National University were presented to South Korean scientists and will be publised in te U.S. journal Science. Te pper describes a detailed process of how to ceate human embryos by cloning, saying the scientists used the egs donated by Korean wmen. The technique, scientists said, was not designed to make babies but to further the process known as therapeutic cloning, a posible treatment for a mutitude of diseases. Advances in stem-cell tecnology ave been hailed as holding poential cures for many crippling illnesses, such as diabetes, spinal cord injries and Parkinson's disease. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, stem cells can be manipulated by scientists to deelop into many other human cells. While they can be found in adults, those found in days-old embryos are far more prevalent and more easily manipulated into specialized cells, wich then could be used to create cures or even gow replacement organs, the NIH reports. Stem cell researcher Dr. Rudolf Jaenisch of the Whitehead Institute for Bomedical Research in Cambridge, Masacusets, told The Associated Press the experiment proved the cloning technique was possible using human cells. "That's an important point to prove," he told the AP. COBACH

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