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  1. The Mary Sue Interview: Liana Brooks on Her New Sci-Fi Thriller: The Day Before

    Calling all #CloneClub members.

    Liana Brooks' The Day Before follows ambitious detective Samantha Rose as she investigates a homicide in rural Alabama in the near future. But in an Orphan Black-esque turn of events, the murder victim turns out to be a clone—complicating the homicide and in fact reducing it to nothing more than littering. But Sam is not to be deterred. We spoke with Brooks about her sci-fi/thriller crossover, lady protagonists, and cloning.

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  2. Orphan Black Premieres Tonight And Oh Hey Science Actually Cloned Adult Humans For Real

    When did I become us? And when did you become all those other people also?

    Orphan Black is a fantastic speculative fiction show from Space and BBC America that follows the (sometimes-creepy, always-nerve wracking) journey of Sarah Manning, who discovers she is just one of many identical clones. Just in time for the season two premiere tonight, science has created cloned embryos from fully-grown humans. Whoa.

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  3. Owner of John Lennon’s Tooth Moving Ahead With Plans to Clone the Beatle

    I don't know, doc, sounds like a molar dilemma to me.

    Canadian dentist and celebrity tooth enthusiast Michael Zuk purchased John Lennon's molar at an auction in 2011 (like you do). Now, the eccentric owner of "rot" memorabilia (his crazy words, not mine) is moving ahead on plans to clone the Beatle and raise him as a son. Dr.Zuk's patients: are you sure you trust this man?

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  4. Siberian Scientists Very Close to Cloning a Mammoth

    I'm sure God wouldn't mind if we played him just this once.

    Yesterday, an international team attempted for the second time to determine if they will be able to clone a Woolly Mammoth found with liquid blood in its remarkably preserved remains. Siberian scientists promise they won't be resurrecting the extinct species without a "scientific purpose," so don't get too excited. Yet.

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  5. China Is Cloning All The “Cute Species,” Which Is Much Scarier Than It Sounds

    Has nobody read Animal Farm?

    If you thought it would be years before "clone factories" existed outside of Star Wars prequels, you were wrong. A recent BBC report proves that industrial cloning is no longer just science fiction and that it's about as scary as you would expect-especially if you're a pig or something else adorable.

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  6. Scientists Are Using Neogenesis To Cure Your Hair Loss

    No, not you, bald eagle; you're cool.

    Stem cell researchers from Durham University and Columbia University have discovered that it's possible to regrow hair follicles in human skin. Even though it's only been tested on mice, the researchers are confident that they're taking the right steps towards developing a solution for alopecia and other forms of hair-loss.

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  7. Attention U.K. Dog Owners: Win the Chance to Clone Your Dog

    As the Red Hulk has shown us, definitely nothing wrong can ever happen with cloning.

    Dogs make for wonderful companions, except they do this unfortunate thing where they get old and then die. Of course, you can always clone your dog over and over again, but who has the time and money for that? The Sooam Biotech Research Foundation, that's who. If you and your beloved pooch are both U.K. residents, Sooam Biotech wants you to tell them why your dog is the best possible candidate for cloning, and if you win, they'll knock off 70% of their going clone rate just for you. How generous!

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  8. Stem Cells Made From Cloned Human Embryos for the First Time

    In a scientific first, researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have created cloned human embryos they can use to harvest embryonic stem cells for human transplant. The long-sought advance -- which has the potential to make stem cell therapies safer and less prone to rejection -- has been the goal of many stem cell researchers for years, and will no doubt prove controversial, but could have the capability to drive the next stage of development in human stem cell therapies that could one day prove capable of of treating a vast range of diseases.

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  9. Today in Geek History: Dolly the Cloned Sheep’s Revealed

    Do you remember where you were when scientists in Scotland announced that they'd cloned a sheep? It happened today, in 1997. The poster girl who triggered our collective identity crises -- and turned science fiction into science fact -- was named Dolly. Find out how they did it and what else they've cloned.

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  10. Clone Saga: German Scientists Want to Clone Christmas Trees

    Nothing puts me in the holiday spirit like cold hard science. That's why the news that German scientists are planning to clone the perfect Christmas tree has me feeling so festive. The plan is to increase the percentage of saplings that grow to mature Christmas trees of a popular species. This should make the tree selection process a lot simpler, since they'll all be pretty much identical.

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  11. New Study Charts DNA Degradation, Shows Jurassic Park Can Probably Never Happen

    Your hopes of ever visiting a real-life Jurassic Park -- yes, we all still hold onto that dream, minus the rampaging dinosaurs part -- may have just been dashed upon the jagged cliffs of science fact. A team of researchers from Australia's Murdoch University released a study today suggesting that the very longest DNA could survive in a fossil intact is about 6.8 million years, meaning that giant lizards from the Cretaceous period are not viable candidates for cloning, no matter how sweet that would be.

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  12. Cloned Dog Goes Old School, Fathers Eight Puppies

    We've all been there. Your pet gets sick, dies, and then you send off their genetic material to South Korea to have them cloned. Maybe not that last bit. That's what Edgar and Nina Otto did, however, when their precious Sir Lancelot died of cancer four years ago. Now the cloned dog, Lancelot Encore, has produced offspring the old-fashioned way and fathered eight adorable puppies. Which, in a way, makes him both their father and grandfather.

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  13. This Creepy Animation Will Make You Reconsider Cloning [Video]

    This rather lovely albeit suspenseful short animated film -- simply titled MURDER -- from Yang Tzu Ting is really something else. After a scientist's twin brother is murdered, he attempts to use the cloning machine the two of them created to reproduce his brother. After all, twins are basically clones, right? Surely nothing could go wrong as evidenced by the dark and stormy night all of this seems to happen on. Only good and awesome things happen in gloomy laboratories.

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  14. Russian and South Korean Scientists Team Up to Clone Woolly Mammoth

    Russian and South Korean scientists have agreed upon joint research and signed a deal on intended to recreated the extinct woolly mammoth via the only means (somewhat) currently available when trying to recreate a species that is no more: Cloning.

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  15. Scientist Announces Intent to Recreate Jurassic Park With Mammoths

    Life finds a way, and sometimes that way is a curious and determined scientist.  Professor Akira Iritani is one such man. He says that the technological hurdles in the way of cloning a healthy mammoth have mostly been overcome.
    The success rate in the cloning of cattle was poor until recently but now stands at about 30 per cent. I think we have a reasonable chance of success and a healthy mammoth could be born in four or five years.

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