Did you know that a Nobel Prize was awarded to an embryologist in 1935 for a procedure that was considered one of the first steps towards cloning?
Cloning – Wikipedia
Hans Spemann, a German embryologist was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1935 for his discovery of the effect now known as embryonic induction, exercised by various parts of the embryo, that directs the development of groups of cells into particular tissues and organs. In 1928 he and his student, Hilde Mangold, were the first to perform somatic-cell nuclear transfer using amphibian embryos – one of the first steps towards cloning…Reproductive cloning generally uses “somatic cell nuclear transfer” (SCNT) to create animals that are genetically identical.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1935 – NobelPrize.org