Artist to clone Obama, Lady Gaga and Michael Phelps with yeast

Cloning humans hasn’t become a reality yet, but it is possible to duplicate part of a person`s chemical makeup -- with yeast.

Lochte eyeing Phelps` record for London Olympics

Lochte has no idea whether he, or anyone else, will ever eclipse Phelps` golden haul but that has not stopped him from at least considering the challenge.

Hard work ahead for US swim star Phelps

US swimming legend Michael Phelps knows he has a year of hard graft ahead after the world championships, while China can be quietly confident of making a big splash at the London Olympics.

Phelps wins as `Missile` explodes in China

Michael Phelps eased his world championships heartache with a 100m butterfly win Saturday as 16-year-old Missy "Missile" Franklin exploded onto the scene with another two gold medals in Shanghai.

Phelps captures third gold in Shanghai

Michael Phelps, already the most successful Olympian of all time, picked up his third successive world 100 metres butterfly title on Saturday.

Michael Phelps floats into 100M butterfly semis

World and Olympic champion Michael Phelps eased into the semi-finals of the men`s 100 meters butterfly at the world swimming championships on Friday, though his main rival for the title, Milorad Cavic of Serbia, failed to qualify.

Phelps makes statement one year out from London

Relief was etched all across Michael Phelps` face after the American won his first gold medal of the world swimming championships in Shanghai, one year to the day before he begins his final Olympics campaign.

Phelps, Lochte through to 200 IM semis

Ryan Lochte was less than impressed with his swim in the heats of the men`s 200 metres individual medley at the world championships in Shanghai.

Lochte wins 200 freestyle, big showdown looms

Ryan Lochte`s victory in the mens` 200 metres freestyle at world swimming championships not only allowed him to emerge from Phelps`s shadow but could set up a mouthwatering `Race of the Century` at next year`s London Olympics.

Phelps suffers shock defeat in Shanghai

Michael Phelps` rocky season took another turn for the worse on Tuesday when he was stunned in the world championships 200m freestyle on Tuesday.

Phelps qualifies for 200 butterfly semi-finals

Michael Phelps shook off a rusty 150 metres to storm home in the final lap and qualify for the men`s 200 metres butterfly semi-finals at the world swimming championships on Tuesday.

Michael Phelps qualifies 5th in 200 free at worlds

American Ryan Lochte posted the fastest qualifying time in the 200-meter freestyle at the world championships, inserting himself into the rivalry between Michael Phelps and Germany`s Paul Biedermann.

Michael Phelps seeks return to form at worlds

Michael Phelps has won 14 Olympic gold medals, 22 world championship titles and set numerous world records, yet the American still regards himself as just a regular guy.

Phelps says racing Thorpe will be `super fun`

Michael Phelps was still getting over a mild slump when he heard Ian Thorpe was planning a comeback for the London Olympics.

Phelps ready to shake off slump

Michael Phelps issued a warning to his rivals at the Shanghai world championships on Friday, claiming that a change in attitude has brought the "old feeling" back to him.

Phelps wraps up Canada Cup with wins

American swimming star Michael Phelps posted his second victory in two days, capturing the men`s 100 metre butterfly at the Canada Cup swimming competition.

Phelps wins 200m freestyle at Canada Cup

American swimming star Michael Phelps easily won the 200 metre freestyle, finishing more than two seconds ahead of compatriot Matthew Patton at the Canada Cup swim event.

D`Arcy edges Phelps in 200m fly at Santa Clara GP

Nick D`Arcy handed Michael Phelps another 200m butterfly defeat, edging the world record-holder and Olympic champion at the Santa Clara Grand Prix.

Australian D`Arcy talks up rivalry with Phelps

Australian swimmer Nick D`Arcy hopes his victory over Michael Phelps at in California is the start of a budding rivalry.

Phelps wins 200m backstroke at Santa Clara GP

Michael Phelps won the 200m backstroke at the Santa Clara Grand Prix as former world record-holder Ryan Lochte skipped the final to focus on the 400m medley.