U.S. Clonaid offers Hwang a job

An American cloning agency which claims to have cloned human beings announced yesterday that it has offered to hire scientist Hwang Woo-suk.

Clonaid was founded in 1997 by Rael, self-appointed “spiritual leader” of the Raelian Movement, the world’s largest UFO-related organization numbering 60,000 members in almost 100 countries.

“We at Clonaid, believe that Dr. Hwang has cloned human embryos and has the knowledge to develop stem cell lines,” announced Clonaid on its website, www.clonaid.com.

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It continued to say that Hwang “has been discredited as he wasn’t in line with what the political and religious powers of this world wanted regarding the cloning technology.”

Clonaid has claimed since 2000 that it has “successfully given birth to five clone babies.” It has recruited clients who want to have cloned babies but has not revealed scientific data to support the claims nor the location of their laboratories. Clonaid also claims that human beings were created by aliens.

Rael claimed that “today’s cloning technology is the first step in the quest for eternal life. Once we clone exact replicas of ourselves, the next step will be to transfer our memories and personality into our newly cloned brains, which will allow us to truly live forever.”

Clonaid offers services to sterile couples, homosexual couples, HIV infected couples, or for those who “just lost a beloved family member and would like to see an identical twin of him/her live again”.

Hwang was unavailable for comment on whether or not he will accept the offer.


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The Korea Herald, Korea (south)
Jan. 17, 2006
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