China cloning on an ‘industrial scale’
“Back at the company headquarters, a line of technicians is hunched over microscopes. This is a BGI innovation: replacing expensive machines with people. It’s called ‘handmade cloning’ and is designed to make everything quicker and easier.
The scientist in charge, Dr Yutao Du, explains the technique in a way that leaves me reeling.
‘We can do cloning on a very large scale,’ she tells me, ’30-50 people together doing cloning so that we can make a cloning factory here.'”