(ABC News) A controversial fertility doctor claims to have cloned human embryos and implanted them into four women’s wombs. And while none of 11 embryos he claims to have cloned resulted in a viable pregnancy, Dr. Panayiotis Zavos said he’ll continue trying to clone a human embryo.
“We managed to write chapter one. Chapter two, we will have a child a parent can take home and raise as a cloned child,” Zavos said.
His hope is that the birth of the first human clone is just a few years away.
On the Brink of Cloning Humans?
Zavos story may sound like a science fiction tale, but he claims it’s all true. Zavos said he cloned 14 embryos, but only implanted 11. The procedures were recorded for a documentary that aired Wednesday on the Discovery Channel in Britain.
Scientists have cloned human embryos in test tubes in order to harvest stem cells, but Zavos has done what is considered taboo — actually implanting the embryos.
Both the pope and President Obama have denounced human cloning.
Like anyone gives a rats ass if the pope and Obama are against it? The only reason I’m for human cloning is that I want to see some mutant kids.