A peer reviewed study claims to have created the first human cloned embryos, actually, the first cloned embryo. No stem cells derived. I warned readers that the iPSC breakthrough would redouble efforts among some scientists to successfully clone human embryos, and predicted that the derivation of the first cloned embryonic stem cells would be announced this year.

Time will tell whether this was actually done and can be repeated. After all, we’ve heard these stories before—such as from Advanced Cell Technology—and they didn’t pan out. Stay tuned.

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