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Title: scientist marvels at the advancemet in the mahabharata
User: Gouranga dasa Date: 2007-10-03 06:45:58
Kauravas were cloned, says scientist
HYDERABAD: The science of cloning and test-tube baby was known to
Indians of Mahabharata age (3000 BC), according to a scientist who told a
conference on stem cell research here on Saturday that the Kauravas "were
products of a technology that modern science has not even developed yet".
The epic Mahabharata describes Gandhari as a mother of 100 sons
who were called Kauravas, the eldest of them being Dhuryodhana.
"No woman can give birth to 100 children in her lifetime, that too
all males and of the same age," B G Matapurkar, a surgeon with the Maulana
Azad Medical College in New Delhi told the conference organised by the
southern chapter of the All India Biotech Association.
Matapurkar, who holds a US patent on organ regeneration technique
that he developed 10 years ago, said that he was thrilled when he stumbled on
a verse in Mahabharata under the chapter Adiparva that actually describes
how the Kauravas were created from a single embryo from Gandhari.
He said that according to the description in Mahabharata, the
Kauravas were created by splitting the single embryo into 100 parts and growing
each part in a separate kund or container.
"In other words," Matapurkar said, "they not only knew about
test-tube babies and embryo spliting but also had the technology to grow human
foetuses outside the body of a woman-someting that is not known to modern
science," he aded.