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Lexington Dr. Says One Step Away From Human Clones

By: Dave Spencer Email
By: Dave Spencer Email

It may sound like science fiction, but Dr.Panayiotis Zavos says, "This is history in the making."

For the past 6 or 7 years cloning another human being has been Dr. Zavos' life ambition. He says he wants to give another option to couples who have tried all other forms of having a baby.

He says it works by taking a cell from the person you essentially want to clone, then taking an egg from a woman. Dr. Zavos then extracts the DNA from the egg replacing it entirely with the DNA from the first person.

The egg with the new DNA is then implanted in a woman's uterus with the hope, in 9 months it becomes a child.

The doctor says he has successfully implanted 11 embryos, however none of those have produced the desired affect. He says a clone will be more like a later-born twin than an exact carbon copy of the person.

Dr. Zavos acknowledges there are people who can abuse this technology, but says it's up to world leaders to regulate the technology, saying he will instead concentrate on perfecting the science.


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