The Globalization of Innovation
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On St. Kitts island in the Caribbean, a lab operated by a Yale University professor transplants human stem cells into live monkeys. This is a practice that is restricted in some societies as an inhumane and dangerous experiment. When the United States prohibited some forms of cloning, scientists in Great Britain rushed to produce Dolly as the world’s first cloned sheep. Chinese officials were shocked recently when farmers in their country planted genetically modified rice contrary to national laws. Techniques based on in vitro fertilization have become common around the world, regardless of the types of political or religious systems.