Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Human Cloning Update on Hwang Woo-Suk

Remember Hwang Woo-Suk, who got into trouble in South Korea for human cloning?

He was "disgraced" after an embryonic cell line he developed was alleged to be hoax, and after it was revealed that female researchers in his clinic supposedly donated eggs to the cloning projects being done.

Well, it has been reported that Hwang Woo-suk set up Suam Biotechnology Center in 2006 and focused on animal cloning.

An article on DongA.com says:

"At the request of BioArts International, an American biotech company, it [Suam] cloned the pet dog of Orion Group Chairman John Sperling in 2007. The team also cloned the rare Chinese breed Tibetan Mastiffs and 9/11 hero dog Trakr."


So, clearly Hwang Woo-Suk is a talented scientist.

Pro-Human Cloning Political Ad

This is a 4 minute pro-human cloning video on YouTube.

It has a byline of: "LA CAUSA Biology A project. A political advertisement for human cloning."


Monday, October 26, 2009

Free Hwang Woo-Suk

Hwang Woo-Suk claimed to have created a stem cell line from a cloned human embryo in 2004 in a paper in "Science."

Later, it was found out that some of his female lab personal were paid for, or donated their eggs for research. This caused a questionable uproar.

Supposedly, his research was debunked as fake.

Hwang is still credited for cloning Snuppy, the world's first cloned dog.

The persecution of Hwang has been too political.

Hwang, at one time was working on cloning a Siberian tiger and the extinct woolly mammoth. He was also once working on cloning organs for humans who need transplants to live.

We suggest no jail time for Hwang. Instead, put him back to work doing good science.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Obama is an Enemy of Science and of Human Cloning

A Fox News report quotes President Obama as saying:

"We cannot ever tolerate misuse or abuse. And we will ensure that our government never opens the door to the use of cloning for human reproduction," Obama said. "It is dangerous, profoundly wrong, and has no place in our society, or any society."

Unfortunately, Obama is totally wrong. I predict that in 50 or 100 years human cloning technology will be used to save lives on an almost routine basis.

Sadly, the entire biotech industry, with all it patents and trademarks, will move overseas to where human cloning is legal. Patients from the USA will all be practicing medical tourism to go save their lives in Asia or Thailand or India or somewhere where science is more important than political polls.

Obama's wrongheaded attitude will delay the cure for infertility, and will make people on waiting lists for kidneys, livers, and hearts, continue to suffer and likely die, when lifesaving technology could be available.

Blogger is in Favor of Human Cloning

"I am also in favour of human cloning. I am well aware of the risks and dangers involved in it. People are afraid that this knowledge may be used for the benefit of the rich and the affluent only because it is so costly. They also say that it would be sheer madness for man to try to play God and change the genetic code as he pleases. But the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. Would you banish fire because it may burn your houses to ashes?" - Haramol


Friday, October 16, 2009

Food from Animal Cloning is Safe

FDA website says:

"Based on a final risk assessment, a report written by FDA scientists and issued in January 2008, FDA has concluded that meat and milk from cow, pig, and goat clones and the offspring of any animal clones are as safe as food we eat every day."


Extinct Animal has been cloned

National Geographic reported that an extinct animal was cloned and the findings were reported in 2009 in the journal Theriogenology.

Reportedly, the clone was born alive but died soon after birth.

The scientists cloned a bucardo, or Pyrenean ibex, which went extinct in 2000. The scientists had apparently stored tissue from the species before it went extinct.

The story appeared on the Internet here:

The scientists feel that with more research into animal cloning they will be able to successfully clone this extinct species with time.

This is good news for genetic diversity and good news for the future of human cloning as well.

The more research that is done, the sooner the obstacles to human cloning will be resolved. One day, using human cloning technology, livers, kidneys, and hearts will be created in the laboratory to save lives without the fear of rejection of foreign DNA which happens now.

Cloning Sperm for Infertility

A breakthrough has been reported in cloning sperm.

"SINGAPORE scientists have developed a way to create sperm-like stem cells from fish, which they used to fertilise a fish egg to produce a healthy offspring.

The offspring, which they have named Holly, is the world's first semi-cloned animal.

This breakthrough could potentially be used to treat infertility in humans, spelling hope for couples who have trouble conceiving."

This if from an article by Dawn Tay in Asia One News.

This exciting new research could be the cure for infertility that millions of couples have been seeking for so long.

It's all thanks to human cloning technology.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Diana DeGette is an enemy of human cloning and better medical care for all

Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) soon will introduce the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2009, which is rumored to continue to outlaw human cloning.

This will once again set back important medical research that could save lives and decrease suffering.

Friday, October 9, 2009

European Union's Charter of Fundamental Rights Bans Human Cloning

We appeal to Czech President Vaclav Klaus not to accept the European Union's Charter of Fundamental Rights because it bans human cloning.

A recent story appeared here:

People die every day for want of liver, kidney, heart or other organ transplant and yet the European Union has banned human cloning which is the first step to making these needed organs and saving lives. Cloning is also a cure for infertility.

In the document above you can find the prohibition on human cloning where it says that there is a prohibition of the reproductive cloning of human beings.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sadly, Russia Extends Ban on Human Cloning

Regrettably, it has been reported that Russia has extended it's ban on human cloning for 5 years.

Russia, like other countries, will no fall behind in human cloning technology and miss out as other countries proceed with human cloning and garner important biotechnology patents.

In February 19, 2005, it was reported that the United Nations called on UN Member States to prohibit human cloning.

Meanwhile, animal cloning has become a very lucrative business for those who proceeded full force ahead with cloning technology.

In the United States, it has been reported that 18 people die per day for an organ, which is needless, because organs could be cloned and grown in a laboratory.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Pat Marsh Supports Human Cloning?

A Nashville web site reports that "Republican Pat Marsh’s survey responses ... included support for human cloning and ... embryo stem cell research."

If true, we support Pat Marsh's concern for sick and dying people who need human cloning technology to live.

We expect that 18 people will die today for want of a kidney, liver, heart, or other organ, when such organs could be grown in the laboratory using human cloning technology.

50,000 people are said to be on organ waiting lists each year.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Embryonic Stem Cells on the way to curing blindness

ScienceDaily (Oct. 1, 2009) — A new study reports that transplanted pigment-containing visual cells derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) successfully preserved structure and function of the specialized light-sensitive lining of the eye (known as the retina) in an animal model of retinal degeneration.


Using human cloning technology and embryonic stem cells could cure your blindness in the future.

A Young Woman Would Clone Her Deceased Husband

A woman admits that she would clone her deceased husband if she could.

The essay she wrote is here:


The author is a young widow, whose husband died after only six months of marriage from a car crash. More about her story can be read here:


Human cloning technology and stem cell research will eventually cure many diseases and prolong life for all of us.

Human Cloning Questions from a website visitor

I would like to know if you could possibly answer the following questions.

1. What are the benefits of human reproductive cloning?

2. Do you agree that attempting to clone a human at the present time would be a responsible decision? If you disagree, can you please state the necessary steps to be done before it would be responsible to clone a human?

3. If the United States federal government were to lift its ban on funding human reproductive cloning, what regulations do you think must be set?

4. In the past years, there have been many claims that a human being was already cloned, but it seems that there is no concrete scientific evidence to validate such claims. When do you think human cloning will be successfully done in an experiment? In commercial terms?

5. Many critics of human cloning say that if human cloning was ever allowed, it would change the fundamentals of society and family dynamics. For example, when an adult creates a clone of himself or herself, is his or her clone be considered a child, or a sibling? How do you think societies and families will adapt to such dramatic change?

6. Human cloning is a widespread topic in mass media today, and more often than not it depicts cloning as an evil technology. Of course, the public believes these fictional potrayals of cloning. How would you change the public's perceptions on cloning?

Reposted with permission.