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Group Claims First Human Clone

A company with ties to a religious group that believes space aliens brought life to Earth announces the birth of the first human clone. But Clonaid offers no proof that the 7-pound baby girl is a genetic copy of her 31-year-old mother. Most scientists are skeptical. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards and NPR's Joe Palca.

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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.