Inside the Middle East
July 12, 2009
Posted: 741 GMT

According to an article in Iran's Tehran Times, Iranian scientists have become the first in the Middle East to clone a calf as part of the country's stem cell research program.

Photo ISNA/ Hossein Baharloo
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Jasmine from Iran   July 12th, 2009 11:28 am ET

So I guess they can now clone more Mullas and Basijies

Itai   July 13th, 2009 4:24 am ET

everyone needs a clone so we dont die anymore

but does humanity need it?
the planet is overpopulates oure resources are geting low

some dont have food
others dont have water
others dont have oil

maybe someone is a mathematical genious?

if we all have 3 babys how many space will be left on the planet?
and if we all clone some cows to eat them how many space will rest?
and do thoese cows need some food too?

GLeigh   July 15th, 2009 12:18 pm ET

How many of these scientists were female? Being one, I always hope that women are fifty percent of the human race and those doing or participating in whatever. Guys find that threatening. It is new for females so they probably don't handle it softy, according to their own gender. It is new for males, and they understand birth, but haven't figured out how to incorporate into their schedules quite yet. Balance people. The industrial revolution was a great thing. We've not moved a whole lot since then in some areas. Imagine understanding each other, what we all really need, time off for birth, medicines, freedom, whatever, and all becoming productive. Not for ourselves. That's too easy. Doing it for others is harder. Doing it for everyone is very tough. Perhaps if we ever accomplish this, we'll feel bored and what's next. People get bored easily in my opinion.

GLeigh   July 15th, 2009 12:22 pm ET

As a U.S. person, there is a debate about the general population being sold cloned meat. I'm not crazy about the idea myself. I like nature. What if in fifty years, we learn something new? People are not that brilliant in general. We use to believe the world was flat and in spontaneous regeneration. Those beliefs seems really dumb now, but true beliefs at one time.

Filipe   July 18th, 2009 4:33 pm ET

That' wonderful !!!!

So now they can see if cloned calf will be affected by nuclar detonation!

DEBKAfile's military sources reveal that Iran is in the last stages of construction of a nuclear test site in the Kavir Lut desert between Tehran and its eastern border with Afghanistan. The work is managed by the Iranian experts invited to attend North Korea's nuclear test this year. (DEBKAfile reported June 27 that Iran has opened the way for a nuclear test.)

Two of the diplomats attached to the UN nuclear watchdog agency in Vienna confirmed to the Associated Press Saturday July 18 that Iran now has the means to test a weapon within six months. One said more specifically: "Iran has the capacity, if not the intention, to set off a test explosion in six months."

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