Florida was all set to take Clonaid to court for endangering a baby?s health by cloning it. But there’s no chance of that now, since Clonaid’s chief executive, Brigitte Boisselier, testified under oath that the baby, named Eve, is living in Israel. Since the family is now outside the Florida court’s jurisdiction, the judge dismissed the case.

Clonaid says it’s no longer in touch with the child or its parents, since further contact might lead to the child’s identity being revealed. The parents are afraid she could be removed from their custody. Now we may never found out if Eve is really a clone. Even if she pops up 20 years from now and says, “I’m a clone!” she’ll still have to prove it, which will only be possible if her mother is alive and cooperative.

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A judge has ruled that Clonaid vice-president Thomas Kaenzig must testify in a Florida court, even if he has to do it by telephone. Miami lawyer Bernard Siegel has accused Clonaid of abusing the cloned baby the group says they created. Clonaid announced the birth of the clone in Miami, but won’t allow independent scientists to verify if the girl is really a clone or if she’s healthy. Siegel filed the lawsuit because he believes that if the child is really a clone, she’s at risk for the kind of serious medical problems suffered by cloned animals. This trial will finally give the world proof about whether Clonaid really successfully cloned a human being.
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The Raelian group claims to have produced two human clones (with more on the way), but refuses to let scientists see the babies. This could be because they have some of the genetic defects commonly found in animal clones. Clones and in-vitro (test tube) fertilized babies can suffer from Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, which is a rare condition that causes too much growth, kidney abnormalities and an increased chance of tumors.
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Richard Dolan writes, “If the Raelians were even remotely representative of UFO research, I would never have entered the field. Any ‘legitimate’ UFO researcher (yeah, I know, none of us are really legitimate) undoubtedly grimaces whenever Vorilhon’s group gets media attention. ‘No, no!’ we all want to say. ‘WE are not like THEM!’

…But while I’ve never thought much of the Raelians, it still seems to me that the mainstream media has utterly blown it in its so-called coverage of this controversy…The real questions are: did the Raelians actually try to clone a human being, and did they succeed? From my vantage point?I don’t see why not.” Don’t miss this provocative Insight!
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