Panayiotis Zavos Has Cloned Dead Humans, Implanted Other Cloned Embryos

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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.

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Dr Zavos assures the public that this human/cow hybrid model for study only—he'd never implant anything but human to human tissue, even though Cady's mother would allow it. But according to a documentary filmmaker who witnessed these procedures, Zavos has implanted 11 other cloned 100% human embryos into four women prepared to give birth to the first human clone.

None of the pregnancies took.

Regarded as a quack in 2004 when he claimed to have implanted the first human cloned embryo into a woman, Dr. Zavos has returned to the media spotlight through film documentation. Read lots more on the story over at The Independent, and apparently there will be a Discovery Channel special airing tonight (though we haven't spotted its listing in US broadcast). If you have scheduling info, let us know in the comments. [The Independent]

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Mikestan
Occupy Gizmodo

Wow imagine a hybrid human/animal being born. I would want a hybrid clone of myself to be crossed with a bird or wolf. Or maybe a bird and a wolf.

This kind of reminds me of Galapagos.

What would you be?