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While faking the first human embryo-cloned stem cells, disgraced South Korean scientist Hwang Woo-Suk in 2004 unwittingly created the first human stem cell derived by parthenogenesis, US scientists said Thursday.

Parthenogenesis is a method of reproduction, common in plants and in some reptiles, in which the female can generate offspring without the contribution of the male, through artificial activation of unfertilized eggs.

Parthenogenesis in mammals is seemingly very difficult.

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