Monday, December 3, 2001
Science or Stunt
Critiquing the experiments
While the cloning of human embryos by Advanced Cell Technology Inc. has political and ethical implications, the science behind the publication also has caused a stir.
"The justification for this publication was not a scientific one, but likely has to do with something else completely," said Ali Hemmati-Brivanlou, head of the Molecular Vertebrate Embryology Laboratory at Rockefeller University in New York. Indeed, according to Hemmati-Brivanlou, the manner of presenting the publication was far from usual.