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Cloning of Two Men

Surely they can't clone dinosaurs, but I think they're is enough genetic material left to clone mammoths who were found sort of intact, frozen in ice, or maybe even the dodo bird and other more recently extinct species.
 
Surely they can't clone dinosaurs, but I think they're is enough genetic material left to clone mammoths who were found sort of intact, frozen in ice, or maybe even the dodo bird and other more recently extinct species.
Unfortunatly there is nothing viable left of the Dodo. But, the mammoth, they think that they can clone a Male Mammoth and smex it up with an elephant and make some Mamephant creature. But, elephants are alot like people, you can start to have a child with at what 15 years old, but elephants have a 2 year Gestation. It would take 30 some years to make a full on Mammoth.
 
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.
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Radical
 
Aaaaand the two clones will end up gay and falling in love.



Spoilers!
 
Unfortunatly there is nothing viable left of the Dodo. But, the mammoth, they think that they can clone a Male Mammoth and smex it up with an elephant and make some Mamephant creature. But, elephants are alot like people, you can start to have a child with at what 15 years old, but elephants have a 2 year Gestation. It would take 30 some years to make a full on Mammoth.

Hmm, well I just don't see it happening then.
People already get mad at science when it's perceived that they are wasting time and money, and this would definitely qualify.
I'd love too, but then I'm thinking there is nowhere in the world that could properly accommodate such a creature...
Did it live in Antarctic type temperatures, and what did it eat... It take 30 years too make one, and it might just die, and if it doesn't it might not be able to mate or something.
 
I would think cloned food would be more of a fall back option in case live stalk diminishes somewhere throwout the future.

eat the real thing for now, when we have no more.. than yay for knowledge of cloning.
Is live stalk a new plant food?:whatever:
 
Ah, clones. I hope they argue over which one was the original, and which one was the copy :up:
 

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