埼玉県熊谷市 Englishers Factory です。小規模ながらも地域No.1のTOEICクラスを目指し日々奮闘中です!TOEICに関すること、旅のこと、過去の仕事の話し、英語にはまったく関係のないことなど…幅広く話していきたいと思います!
Cloned baby その2
前回の"Cloned baby"の一部分を抜粋してみます。

Panayiotis Zavos has broken the ultimate taboo of transferring cloned embryos into the human womb,

とあります。クローン胚を人間の子宮に移植したと。越えてはいけないラインを超えてしまったような表現で、Panayiotis Zavos先生は"the ultimate taboo"を破ったと。

クローン胚を人間の女性の子宮に移植すると、クローン人間が生まれる可能性があるそうで。確かに、"the ultimate taboo"、究極のタブーを破ったという表現がぴったりだなぁと。


"We are not interested in cloning the Michael Jordans and the Michael Jacksons of this world. The rich and the famous don't participate in this."

「マイケル・ジョーダンやマイケル・ジャクソンのクローンを生み出したいわけじゃない。金持ちや有名人はこの件には関与していない」と、Panayiotis Zavos先生は言ってます。


Dr Zavos also revealed that he has produced cloned embryos of three dead people, including a 10-year-old child called Cady, who died in a car crash. He did so after being asked by grieving relatives if he could create biological clones of their loved ones.



Cloned baby
Controversial doctor filmed creating embryos before injecting them into wombs of women wanting cloned babies

A controversial fertility doctor claimed yesterday to have cloned 14 human embryos and transferred 11 of them into the wombs of four women who had been prepared to give birth to cloned babies.

The cloning was recorded by an independent documentary film-maker who has testified to The Independent that the cloning had taken place and that the women were genuinely hoping to become pregnant with the first cloned embryos specifically created for the purposes of human reproduction.


Fertility expert: 'I can clone a human being'
Life on the Refrigerator Door


今日紹介したい一冊は"Life on the Refrigerator Door"です。



"When I look at you
I see the woman I want to be
Strong and brave
Beautiful and free"

10 Best Restaurant Cities

Which is the most exciting restaurant city in the world right now? Hint: It’s not Paris, and it’s not New York.... It’s Tokyo, hands-down, thanks to the city’s ultra-diverse, thrillingly dynamic food scene.

1. Tokyo
2. Paris
3. New York City
4. London
5. Barcelona
6. Sydney
7. Madrid
8. Chicago
9. Stockholm
10. Vancouver, Canada



Obama Prague Speech: A World Without Nuclear Weapons

Now, one of those issues that I'll focus on today is fundamental to the security of our nations and to the peace of the world -- that's the future of nuclear weapons in the 21st century.

The existence of thousands of nuclear weapons is the most dangerous legacy of the Cold War. No nuclear war was fought between the United States and the Soviet Union, but generations lived with the knowledge that their world could be erased in a single flash of light. Cities like Prague that existed for centuries, that embodied the beauty and the talent of so much of humanity, would have ceased to exist.

Today, the Cold War has disappeared but thousands of those weapons have not. In a strange turn of history, the threat of global nuclear war has gone down, but the risk of a nuclear attack has gone up. More nations have acquired these weapons. Testing has continued. Black market trade in nuclear secrets and nuclear materials abound. The technology to build a bomb has spread. Terrorists are determined to buy, build or steal one. Our efforts to contain these dangers are centered on a global non-proliferation regime, but as more people and nations break the rules, we could reach the point where the center cannot hold.

Now, understand, this matters to people everywhere. One nuclear weapon exploded in one city -- be it New York or Moscow, Islamabad or Mumbai, Tokyo or Tel Aviv, Paris or Prague -- could kill hundreds of thousands of people. And no matter where it happens, there is no end to what the consequences might be -- for our global safety, our security, our society, our economy, to our ultimate survival.

Some argue that the spread of these weapons cannot be stopped, cannot be checked -- that we are destined to live in a world where more nations and more people possess the ultimate tools of destruction. Such fatalism is a deadly adversary, for if we believe that the spread of nuclear weapons is inevitable, then in some way we are admitting to ourselves that the use of nuclear weapons is inevitable.

Just as we stood for freedom in the 20th century, we must stand together for the right of people everywhere to live free from fear in the 21st century. (Applause.) And as nuclear power -- as a nuclear power, as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon, the United States has a moral responsibility to act. We cannot succeed in this endeavor alone, but we can lead it, we can start it.

So today, I state clearly and with conviction America's commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons. (Applause.) I'm not naive. This goal will not be reached quickly -- perhaps not in my lifetime. It will take patience and persistence. But now we, too, must ignore the voices who tell us that the world cannot change. We have to insist, "Yes, we can." (Applause.)