The Quest to Resurrect an Extinct Animal Without Cloning

Before there was the cow, there was the auroch, a sinewy beast that roamed Eurasia by the millions. And over thousands of years, humans bred the creature into the millions of milk-and-steak-machines we have today. The last auroch, however, died in the 17th century. A group of scientists now want to bring back the… » 9/11/14 7:10pm 9/11/14 7:10pm

Scientists Have Cloned Embryos From Adult Cells For the First Time Ever

Ever since Dolly the sheep was cloned eighteen years ago, scientists have been trying and failing to use that same technique to create cloned human embryos from adult cells. Now, they've finally succeeded, in what could a major step toward personalized organ transplants and other therapies that rely on a pool of stem… » 4/18/14 3:24pm 4/18/14 3:24pm

Scientists Use Acid to Turn Blood Cells into Stem Cells in 30 Minutes

This is a game changer, folks. Whereas mining stem cells has been either an ethical quandary or a months-long affair, scientist can now turn any old blood cells into stem cells in just 30 minutes—by dipping them in acid. » 1/29/14 10:40am 1/29/14 10:40am

China Is Cloning Pigs on an "Industrial Scale"

A new report by the BBC reveals that China isn't just experimenting with cloning—it's doing it on an "industrial scale." Which is at best interesting and at worst more than a small cause for concern. » 1/15/14 7:30am 1/15/14 7:30am

This Nonprofit Is Quietly Cloning the World's Largest (and Oldest) Trees

The 2,500-year-old Ankerwycke Yew, which sits near a medieval nunnery in Southern England, has borne witness to some serious history. It shaded the King of England during the signing of the Magna Carta. It was a favorite meeting spot of Anne Boleyn and King Henry. And it’s likely going to see a whole lot more, after… » 7/23/13 4:22pm 7/23/13 4:22pm

A Human Stem Cell Has Been Cloned For the First Time

Almost two decades ago, scientists succeeded in cloning Dolly the sheep. Now, the same process has been allowed scientists to clone embryonic stem cells from fetal human skin cells for the very first time. There are no more barriers between us and creating human clones. » 5/15/13 4:55pm 5/15/13 4:55pm

Is Cloning the Key to Perfect Christmas Trees?

When you think of cloning, you'll probably either think of dolly, or maybe some sort of sci-fi clone army. German scientists, on the other hand, their minds hop to Christmas trees, and the hope that cloning can bring us all perfect ones forever. » 12/23/12 11:00am 12/23/12 11:00am

Mammoths May Be Roaming the World In Five Years

Scientists have been trying to clone woolly mammoths for years, but now they're really close. So close that in five years you may see herds of this gigantic beast—one of the favorite extinct prehistoric animals of the all-time. » 12/04/11 4:00pm 12/04/11 4:00pm

China Creates "Infinite Hero Bacon" by Cloning Invincible Earthquake Pig

Where does one secure the very best bacon? The supermarket? Shut up, rookie! You secure it from the heroic pig that survived for more than a month buried beneath the rubble of China's horrific Sichuan earthquake. » 9/18/11 7:00pm 9/18/11 7:00pm

Dolly the Sheep Is Alive, Alive, Alive, Alive!

In 1996, Dolly the sheep made headlines for being the first mammal cloned from an adult cell. She was put down in 2002. But as it turns out, Dolly's still alive today. A scientist secretly made four copies years ago. » 12/01/10 6:00pm 12/01/10 6:00pm

Europe Could Be Eating Cloned Meat and Dairy Right Now

Whether you think it's cool and futuristic or gross and immoral, cloning can yield leaner, healthier livestock. And the Times reports that some cloned meat and dairy products are already thought to be lining Old World supermarket shelves. » 7/30/10 4:40pm 7/30/10 4:40pm

Panayiotis Zavos Has Cloned Dead Humans, Implanted Other Cloned Embryos

This is Cady, who died at age 10 in a car accident. More recently, Dr. Panayiotis Zavos infused her DNA into a cow's egg to study human cloning. » 4/22/09 9:40am 4/22/09 9:40am

Six Cloned Labradors Enter the Korean Customs Service

Six cloned male golden Labradors named Toppy look set to be sniffing suitcases for the Korean Customs Service. The cloning method was developed by a team at Seoul National University led by Lee Byeong-chun, former lieutenant of disgraced scientist Woo-Suk Hwang, who was found to have fabricated research. Their father… » 4/18/08 8:55pm 4/18/08 8:55pm

Move Over Meizu: China's Clone "Gods" do Nokia N95 Too

It's not just the iPhone that's being cloned: now this black 8GB Nokia N95 clone has joined the party. With dual slider keypads, a two megapixel camera with flash, another small camera, media player, Bluetooth and microSD card slot, it's actually not all that bad. It doesn't have the 8GB, of course. But you've got to… » 3/25/08 6:34am 3/25/08 6:34am