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S. Koreans Clone Human Embryo

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S. Koreans Clone Human Embryo

S. Koreans Clone Human Embryo

S. Koreans Clone Human Embryo

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South Korean scientists report they have become the first to clone a human embryo successfully. The scientists say extracting embryonic stem cells from the clones to could lead to breakthroughs in medical treatment. Their work appears in the journal Science. NPR's Joe Palca reports.