Most of you are probably too young to remember the actual television series, “Dallas,” with JR, Bobby and all the Ewings. At the beginning of one season, we learned that everything we had seen and heard on the prime time soap opera in the last year was a dream. Pam Ewing woke to discover that Bobby wasn’t dead – he was in the shower.
The last two years of cloning, hype and hyperbole about cloned human embryos which yielded human stem cell lines with exponential improvement in efficiency never happened. Hwang Woo Suk used about 3000 human oocytes crassly and unethically obtained and never produced even a single human stem cell line.
However, Hwang, the Korean veterinarian, did clone a puppy.