The scientist responsible for cloning dolly the sheep in 1996, Dr Ian Wilmut, says that the claims being made by the Raelian sect are not to be believed. He was speaking at an international conference on embryo transfer.
Dr. Wilmut said: "I don't think we should take them so seriously as to say they are even doing this." He claims that scientists can't even clone a monkey at present. He also believes that humans should not be cloned as a whole.
He stated: "I don't think it would be much fun to be a clone. Parents have to ask whether they think they would be able to treat a clone in the same way they treat a child produced normally."