Dolly the sheep was cloned in 1996, but no human being has ever been duplicated. Now there's the possibility of creating a human from scratch. Genetic scientists have already mapped the human genome, opening the possibility of eliminating disease. A Harvard geneticist is raising money to manufacture a human genome with the potential of creating a synthetic person who has no parents. We talk with him and others — including fellow scientists — who raise ethical and religious objections that he's going too far too fast.
The quest for synthetic humans
George Church - Harvard Medical School / Synthetic Human Genome Project - @geochurch, Antonio Regalado - MIT Technology Review - @antonioregalado, Laurie Zoloth - Northwestern University / Genetic Literacy Project - @GeneticLiteracy, Jon Entine - Genetic Literacy Project - @JonEntine