Raelian machine on display
The machine said to have been used to produce the first clone of a human being is on display in London amid continuing concerns of a giant hoax. Clonaid has claimed its "RMX 2010" machine was specially "optimised" for successful cloning.india Updated: Jan 24, 2003 13:41 IST
The machine said to have been used to produce the first clone of a human being goes on display in London on Wednesday amid continuing concerns of a giant hoax.
The Science Museum said that following Raelian cult claims last year to have created "Eve," the daughter of a 31-year-old American, it had borrowed one of the "embryonic cell fusion machines" developed by the cult's scientific arm, Clonaid.
Dr Emily Scott, who put together the museum's "Breakthrough or Hoax" exhibition, said Clonaid claimed its $9,000, "RMX 2010" machine was specially "optimised" for successful cloning but the museum did not have permission to take it apart to see how it differs from other machines used —- with very low success rates — by animal cloning scientists.
First Published: Jan 24, 2003 13:41 IST