They're WAY beyond cloning .... (Also see News link at end of articles .. new Supreme Court ruling not heard on cable?)
Mouse cloned from drop of blood
Mice have been cloned from several different sources of donor cells, including white blood cells found in the lymph nodes, bone marrow and liver.
The Japanese research group investigated whether circulating blood cells could also be used for cloning. Their aim was to find an easily available source of donor cells to clone scientifically valuable strains of laboratory mice.
The team, led by Atsuo Ogura, of Riken BioResource Center in Tsukuba, took blood from the tail of a donor mouse, isolated the white blood cells, and used the nuclei for cloning experiments, using the same technique that produced Dolly the sheep in Edinburgh. The process, known as somatic cell nuclear transfer, involves transferring the nucleus from an adult body cell – such as a blood or skin cell – into an unfertilized egg that has had its nucleus removed.
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New 3D printer can make doll-sized twin of you in 24 hours… even down to details like freckles
Eerily lifelike models of customers are made in three sizes from 15cm to 25cm and use a combination of 3D scanning and printing technology to capture an individual’s features.
Intricate details from clothes and jewelry to facial expression and even the exact shade of lipstick can be transferred to a custom-made ‘high-level composite’ plastic model.
The service, called My3DTwin, claims to be the first of its kind in the UK and is a venture between 3D-printing firm Cadvanture and scanning company Levavo.
To have a mini-me created, individuals are photographed by 50 cameras from every angle in a studio in Shoreditch for around 15 minutes.
Levavo says that the 3D scanning process allows a very fast and accurate transfer of a person into the virtual world.
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.... Better take a closer look at your politicians and world leaders. But the real question is: What else can they do? And the answer is ... not in your wildest imagination could you guess.