Cloned human ES cells: a great leap forward, and still needed?

@article{Boiani2013ClonedHE,
  title={Cloned human ES cells: a great leap forward, and still needed?},
  author={M Boiani},
  journal={Molecular human reproduction},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 10},
  pages={629-33}
}
The prospect of cloning human embryos by somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) into oocytes has engendered a mix of fear, excitement, controversy and extremely polarized opinions in spite of the fact that it never worked robustly let alone efficiently, until now. In the May issue of Cell, Tachibana et al. (2013) reported on the unprecedented derivation of… CONTINUE READING