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Ten facts to know about controversial human cloning

New Delhi: The simplest explanation of human cloning is the creation of a copy of another human being without involving sexual reproduction using sperms and eggs.Despite a couple of claims, there hasn't been any success
India TV News Desk October 02, 2014 9:02 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: The simplest explanation of human cloning is the creation of a copy of another human being without involving sexual reproduction using sperms and eggs.

Despite a couple of claims, there hasn't been any success in cloning human beings though last year scientists at the Oregon Health and Science University reported they had produced embryonic stem cells from a cloned human embryo.

The first cloning of an animal was done in the 1880s by German biologist Hans Driesch who cloned a sea urchin from an embryo cell.

While some believe that human cloning tantamounts to tinkering with nature, others swear by its benefits.

Here are ten interesting facts to know about human cloning: