THE WORLD THIS WEEK
New species of jellyfish found
W ESTERN AUSTRALIA: Australian scientists have discovered a new species of deadly jellyfish in tropical waters off the continent’s north.The new species of irukandji jellyfish is described by researchers as one of the world’s most poisonous creatures. The jellyfish was discovered by scientists from James Cook University off Broome in Western Australia.
An attempt to clone human cells EDINBURG, Scotland: The creators of Dolly the sheep, the world’s first mammal cloned from an adult, want to create cloned human embryos for stem cell research. The Roslin Institute, Edinburgh, said it is considering applying to the government’s fertility authority for a license to carry out the procedure, known as therapeutic cloning.
Therapeutic cloning involves removing the nucleus of a human egg cell and replacing it with the nucleus from a patient’s body cell, such as a skin cell.