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Unformatted text preview: olid scienCfic evidence that anyone has cloned human embryos In 1998, scienCsts in South Korea claimed to have successfully cloned a human embryo, but said the experiment was interrupted very early when the clone was just a group of four cells. In 2002, Clonaid, part of a religious group that believes humans were created by extraterrestrials, held a news conference to announce the birth of what it claimed to be the first cloned human, a girl named Eve. However, despite repeated requests by the research community and the news media, Clonaid never provided any evidence to confirm the existence of this clone or the other 12 human clones it purportedly created. In 2004, a group led by Woo ­Suk Hwang of Seoul NaConal University in South Korea published a paper in the journal Science in which it claimed to have created a cloned human embryo in a test tube. However, an independent scienCfic commiYee later found no proof to support the claim and, in January 2006, Science announced that Hwang's paper had...
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