Cloning is a dirty word

On my new blog, Science of the Invisible (nice name, I wonder where it came from 😉 I just reported on a story in New Scientist about “biologists” (no-one asked me!) wanting the term “somatic cell nuclear transfer” to be used instead of “therapeutic cloning” to describe the technique that produces cloned embryos from which stem cells can then be isolated. This is to try to distinguish such work from attempts to clone a human being. Fair enough, but isn’t it a bit sneaky just changing the name?


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