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Clone Claim

NPR's Joe Palca reports on the challenge of proving a company's claim that a cloned baby girl has been born. The proof will require DNA samples. And the trickiest part may be ensuring that the samples truly come from the baby and her mother.

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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.

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