German news magazine Der Spiegel reports here that scientists from South Korea and the U.S. have successfully cloned 30 human embryos, and obtained stem cells from the clones. What a big step forward - this might introduce a new era in medicine.

(If anyone knows of an English version of this announcement, feel free to post a comment.)

Addendum: BBC reports the same breakthrough here - thanks to Scott Galloway for being the first to provide a link to an English version.