Cloning of Two Men

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Is This a Good Idea?

  1. Yes, Cloning Rocks

  2. No, Cloning Doesn't Rock

  3. I Don't Care about Cloning

  4. Dude, Where's My Clone?

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  1. SuBe Voluntaryist

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    Scientists Claim to Have Produced Embryo Clones of Two Men

    Thursday, January 17, 2008
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    Scientists say they have produced embryos that are clones of two men, a potential step toward developing scientifically valuable stem cells.
    It's the first documented demonstration that ordinary cells from an adult human can be used to make cloned embryos mature enough to produce stem cells, the researchers said. But because they haven't produced those stem cells yet, experts reacted coolly.
    Since other scientists had previously made a cloned human embryo, "I found it difficult to determine what was substantially new," said Doug Melton of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.
    He said the "next big advance will be to create a human embryonic stem cell line" from cloned embryos. "This has yet to be achieved," Melton said.
    Korean scientist Hwang Woo-suk claimed a few years ago that he'd created such cell lines, but that turned out to be a fraud.
    Dr. Samuel Wood, a co-author of the new paper and chief executive of Stemagen Corp. of La Jolla, California, said he and his colleagues are now attempting to produce stem cell lines from the embryos.
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    The work was published online Thursday by the journal Stem Cells.
    Scientists say stem cells from cloned embryos could provide a valuable tool for studying diseases, screening drugs and, perhaps someday, creating transplant material to treat conditions like diabetes and Parkinson's disease.
    But critics raise objections. Some say the procedure amounts to creating a human life in a lab and then destroying it to harvest the stem cells. Others raise concerns about health risks and exploitation if large numbers of women are asked to provide eggs for widespread cloning.
    Those objections are one reason that an alternative route to stem cells made headlines last November. Scientists reported a relatively simple way to turn skin cells directly into stem cells. This direct reprogramming carries a theoretical risk of cancer for the recipients of tissue from these cells, however, and many scientists have urged that work continue on the cloning technique as well.
    The cloning approach involves inserting DNA from a person into an egg, and then growing the egg into an embryo about five days old before extracting the stem cells. At that stage, the embryo is a sphere of about 150 cells.
    In the new work, researchers took skin cells from Wood and another volunteer and produced three embryos with DNA matching the men's. Further DNA testing on one of these embryos strengthened the case that it was a clone, researchers said.
     
  2. Banshee Registered

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    Cloning humans is cool and all... but I'm ready for them to get a hold of some dinosaur DNA and figure out a way to clone those guys. I'm trying to see a dinosaur.
     
  3. November Rain Single Mother

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  4. Carcharodon Registered

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    Good luck finding dinosaur DNA.
     
  5. turtlefocker Registered

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    they need to start cloning hot woman... then finding a way to speed up development so they start at like age 20 then age normally from there.... yea....
     
  6. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    Clone meat is legal in america now too. So you will be eating clone cows and pigs.
     
  7. amazingfantasy15 Registered

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    The news was saying clone meat costs more than non-clone meat for farmers though, so we probably won't be seeig it for awhile.
     
  8. Gilpesh Registered

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    No... they should stay 20 and hot.
     
  9. Space Moose Not Wearing Converse

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    Exactly.
     
  10. PLAS Registered

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    wouldn't they take over the world?

    just imagine, a world overrun by hot, perpetually-twenty-year-old clone women

    :rolleyes:





    :o
     
  11. Mr. Credible jukebox hero

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    some comedian (i forget who) said it best: cloning is cool and all if you're cloning important people and all, but does the world really need another you?
     
  12. turtlefocker Registered

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    I want my kids to grow up in a world like that
     
  13. Morg Super Moderator

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    two men? I prefer a Elisha clone or a Hayden :D
     
  14. Sawyer High King

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    I wouldn't mind a clone of, say, Sophia Bush or Hayden :-)up: to your avvy, morg)

    But I think its all a matter of how to deal with your clone. For example...
    The Prestige. Are you gonna use a clone to your advantage with respect or by killing them.
     
  15. PLAS Registered

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    ***cue patriotic music and subtle tear running down turtlefocker's cheek***
     
  16. StorminNorman Registered

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    Clones Have No Souls!
     
  17. PLAS Registered

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    just take a look at good ole Ben Reiliy
     
  18. Sawyer High King

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    I never read the clone saga. It just seemed like too much of a mindf*** for me.
     
  19. PLAS Registered

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    there you have it
     
  20. Abaddon Watching

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    I don't believe that they destroyed the embryo's.:o
     
  21. odiin Registered

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    Why not both together?
     
  22. chaseter Esteemed Member

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    Cloning men is dumb. I would hate to live in a world where I first of knew someone out there was exactly like me and secondly cloning decreases genetic variation.
     
  23. Abaddon Watching

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    the clones end up with health problems, like Dolly.
     
  24. chaseter Esteemed Member

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    [YT]hlxoyw_8I7I[/YT]
     
  25. Vilya Donut Lord

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    Clones are people too :o
     

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