The future is here! According to the Washington Post, five human embryos have been created from adult skin cells. These clone-bryos will never grow up to be quintuplet clone-abies, though, which is good news for nations that have not yet adequately prepared for clone attacks. "No law bans cloned-baby-making, but the Food and Drug Administration has said that such experiments would require its approval," reports the Post. Apparently researchers sorta wanted to make clone babies, but were just too lazy to file the FDA paperwork. Bureaucrats 1: Clone Babies: 0!
Some might think that this whole 'human cloning technology' muddies the abortion debate a bit. If the working premise is that we have a moral responsibility to turn every cell that has the potential to someday develop into a human baby into a baby, well, showering and hair brushing alike have now become reprehensible acts. Others say that worry over the rights of clone fetuses and skin cells is premature, maintaining that, after years of monkey vs. robot conflict, the new alliance of monkeys and robots presents a much more pressing threat.