- Newsmaker: Surge of Violence as US Envoys Arrive in Israel - Will continued fighting between Israelis and Palestinians undermine President Bush's coalition in the war against terrorism? James Bennet, Jerusalem bureau chief of The New York Times, reports on concessions, condemnations, promises and prospects for peace as Bush's new Middle East peace mission gets under way.
- Reporter's Notebook: Advanced Cell Technology's Claim to First Human Clone - Massachusetts-based Advanced Cell Technology claims to be the first company to have successfully cloned human embryos. Medical ethicist Gregory Stock downplays ACT's "limited" success, looks forward to future achievements in therapeutic regeneration, and laments the recent "criminalization" of medical research.
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