U.S. scientists: 1st mature cloned human embryos created

BEIJING, Jan. 18 (Xinhuanet) — Scientists at a small California company claimed they have created the first mature cloned human embryos from single skin cells taken from adults, according to a report in the journal Stem Cells as quoted by media Friday.

Stemagen, a private company set up by an unnamed investor and a top fertility doctor, said its scientists used cloning technology to make five early-stage embryos from donated human eggs and skin cells from two men. Full Report