Friday, December 27, 2002

IOL : Cult lays claim to first cloned human

A human baby was born on Thursday through cloning, the first on record, French scientist and member of the Raelian cult Brigitte Boisselier said.

The baby girl was born by caesarean section and the birth "went very well," Boisselier, president of the human cloning society Clonaid, said in a telephone interview with AFP.

Because the effort by the Raelians to achieve the first human birth by cloning was carried out in secrecy, it was not immediately possible to obtain any independent scientific confirmation that the baby was in fact a clone.

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