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Birth of Human Clone Claimed; Scientists Wary

The scientific community is skeptical, but a company with ties to a religious group says a 31-year-old U.S. woman gave birth Thursday to the first human clone. The baby, named Eve, is said to be the woman's identical twin. NPR’s Joe Palca reports.

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Joe Palca is a science correspondent for NPR. Since joining NPR in 1992, Palca has covered a range of science topics — everything from biomedical research to astronomy. He is currently focused on the eponymous series, "Joe's Big Idea." Stories in the series explore the minds and motivations of scientists and inventors. Palca is also the founder of NPR Scicommers – A science communication collective.