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How human clones are being made - for medical research.

Loads of other clone videos / human cloning videos - links below. Below you will see human cloning pictures which will help explain how human cloning will be done. And then a human cloning video will start to play at the bottom automatically. You will need the free RealVideo plug in - see bottom of page. For loads more human cloning resources see below. [

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Human cloning is quite simple - a scientist even made a human clone with a cow's egg, but he destroyed the cloned embryo before implantation. However huge risks of mutation with human cloning. See human cloning pictures below.

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In human cloning the aim is for two cells to fuse to become one. The egg gains a full set of genes from the adult and thinks it has been fertilised. The new clone begins to divide to become an identical twin (clone) of the adult. As with Dolly the sheep. However, the cloned baby could have genes that are as old as the older cloned twin.

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I met a British scientist who was researching human cloning. He wanted to clone an embryo, implant it in the womb and cull it for spares for the older twin. Actually this is THE ONLY way that so-called therapeutic cloning could produce organs and organised tissues rather than just collections of cells in a lab - unless you take organs after birth.

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The human cloning argument could go like this: child is dying, use cells and a human egg to clone child. Implant clone into mother in poor nation - pay her $10,000. Take baby from her at birth. Remove tissues needed after birth - say a kidney at the age of two - and offer cloned child for adoption. Child remains healthy on one kidney, older twin life is saved. Childless couple get a baby. Poor mother gets an income. But I don't want to live in a world like that. And as I say, human cloning poses huge emotional and phyical risks for the younger child.

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"The potential of gene technology is beyond the comprehension of most people today" - Dr Patrick Dixon - Wall Street Journal (E)

 



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Emanuel V
May 20, 2013 - 01:47

No matter what happen God is Great.

Emanuel V
May 20, 2013 - 01:43

No matter what happen God is Great.

Patrick Dixon
November 09, 2012 - 12:11

Thanks everyone for all your comments - an important debate. I know many of you are reading this page because of a college assignment or project - do feel free to post here a summary of what you have written for others to benefit from.

nothing'spersonal
June 29, 2012 - 02:30

stupid unbelievers!!!! woe to you!!!

nothing'spersonal
June 29, 2012 - 02:29

what are you??? god-like???

sam
March 17, 2011 - 11:47
get pics

please get real pics

josh paone
February 15, 2011 - 08:48
sex

what happens during sexual reproduction how does the sperm get from the male to the female

Somebody
February 09, 2011 - 08:59

Go God! No cloning!

Frank
January 27, 2011 - 11:07
Clones

think about it man CLONES are here

Reply to Frank
ramie
September 14, 2011 - 05:01
Re: Clones

I like your name...

Hassan Tulicha.
December 27, 2010 - 17:12
Human clones.

It's very disgusting to compete with Allah/God by trying to create human and which is a big sin.As i beliave if you do that stay ready because you'll go to Hell for that.May Allah finish you if you've done that!!.

Reply to Hassan Tulicha.
ramie
September 14, 2011 - 04:57
Re: Human clones.

number one **believe. number two, Allah/God shamefully does not exist, when you die... GAME OVER. I think it would be a fun experiment/challenge to take on and would like to see the finishing piece. But what would be quite amusing is if they turned into some man eating machine... but i could say... GO ALLAH.

Reply to Hassan Tulicha.
Sharp eye
March 05, 2012 - 16:29
Re: Human clones.

Technically clonin is just asexual reproduction that creates a human being no differently than having sex, also it says no where in the bible or quran that coping humans is a sin where is you proof that it is a sin?

Sofia Sheparest
November 20, 2010 - 07:09
Human Cloning

I think cloning is wrong. Wouldn't it then mean that humans can live on forever? As for the person cloned, wouldn't it be seemed as a freak of nature? I'm not saying that we shouldn't have clones but what about the poor peaple?

Reply to Sofia Sheparest
Frank
January 27, 2011 - 11:03
Re: Human Cloning

Think about it more clones more work and more money

ravindra mali
November 09, 2010 - 23:59
human cloning

when we make human clonig we loss value of deth or birth

tammy
November 08, 2010 - 13:17
clones

i personly feel that it's wrong.

Geselle
October 23, 2010 - 09:25

see all the misspelled words you can hardly make out what its saying? The CLONES are already here....(o:

ani
October 07, 2010 - 23:43
clone

cloning is bad thing because its disturb the life cycle.

faisal adam
August 22, 2010 - 09:47

i red all most of human clone artes and still i didnt see any spot of doing that , so what we knew , there is only one creater in this world that is allah/god so none cuolda create insect

JESUS CHRIS
May 26, 2010 - 06:30

I HAVE A MESSAGE FROM GOD STOP OR FEAR MY WRATH YOU UNHOLLY DEMICRATS

Reply to JESUS CHRIS
anonymous
March 05, 2012 - 16:33

dumb ass

Reply to JESUS CHRIS
AUTO-CORRECTER
March 15, 2012 - 10:11
Is that from God or from you??

you know you spelled *DEMOCRAT and *UNHOLY wrong, right??? ;)

Ilikewilly
November 24, 2008 - 08:36

It is unethical, morally wrong. Every individual is unique and special, by cloning we will be killing babies in embryo form, this is not human and civilisation. It will put a lot of mental, physical and social problems for the cloned being. This is not natural and reproduction should be a natural, process and not artificial.

Reply to Ilikewilly
Sharp eye
March 05, 2012 - 16:34

actually we ues un fertilized eggs thus we kill nothing.

shamim Razaq
October 30, 2008 - 09:40
human cloning

It is unethical, morally wrong. Every individual is unique and special, by cloning we will be killing babies in embryo form, this is not human and civilisation. It will put a lot of mental, physical and social problems for the cloned being. This is not natural and reproduction should be a natural, process and not artificial.

google
October 03, 2008 - 09:34

i think itll be soooo totally cool if we had human cloning. if we can clone animals we better be able to clone humans. I wonder how the clone would act? or i wonder what it would do if he or she found out if it was a clone and not a real person?

Luchia
October 01, 2008 - 13:44

I think cloning is so wrong.
Its not natural living somone elses life.well,in their image.
And no1 will ever be friends with them if they now there is an actual 'real' version.
What u guys think?

john fullwood
September 30, 2008 - 04:13
cloning

hi, i am really hoping that cloning works and stuff cos i would really like a John Fullwood Army (JFA) of approximately 10,000 clones to take over the U S of A... can anyone help? xx

azoska isaac
September 28, 2008 - 09:04
why clone what is it

can dead people lerve again by cloning them? what will be the deffrence between a clone and a normal human

Reply to azoska isaac
fashola
September 29, 2008 - 14:04
Re: why clone what is it

i believe they cant be clone

Reply to azoska isaac
Sharp eye
March 05, 2012 - 16:37
Re: why clone what is it

ther would be no physical or mental difference, but the clone would not know anything the original did without learning it.

cassidy
September 24, 2008 - 07:42
hi

this is so cool it eterrst me so much

Lukee
September 19, 2008 - 04:39
Cloning

this is wrong leave all creatures and that alone

Love Lukee

Reply to Lukee
gazza
September 25, 2008 - 09:00
bad

yes this is bad i dont want people to do this and its cruel ..

from gazza

connor
September 19, 2008 - 04:29
fit

i think that it ia a good idea to clone so there can be desiner pepole and more fit girls

Reply to connor
ameana
October 03, 2008 - 03:59
so not healthy

i think that cloning is stupid because they have a shorer life spand and i wouldnt want the world seperated into two e.g clones / humans nor would i want half the world looking alike...

Reply to connor
jessica
August 10, 2010 - 02:35
Re: fit

low.....why ur agree about cloning of people?

Reply to connor
pooja anup
March 11, 2011 - 05:24

cloning is one of the good creativity of an human being but if human r creating a cloned baby then wha wil be the purpose of the god..... He is the god who create human and he gave the brain 2 all ....we should utilised its for our improvement in our day 2 day life like mobile phone etc but not in this it may lead harmful 2 us.......

Drew Neisius
September 06, 2008 - 20:54
cloning. Is it possible for a 14 year old to clone a mouse?

Hey. i'm a 7th grader and wanted to clone a simple animal for science fair. Is it possible for me to do this? I know that you may think this is wierd but i would realy like to try.

Reply to Drew Neisius
Pyro-Danna
October 27, 2008 - 20:30
Re: cloning. Is it possible for a 14 year old to clone a mouse?

Nope. Try again in 30 years time.

Reply to Drew Neisius
sivlia
December 06, 2010 - 14:44
Re: cloning. Is it possible for a 14 year old to clone a mouse?

OK DUE WAT U WANT TO DO IS REALLY REALLY STUPID GET A LIFE MAN I SWEAR GET SOME FRIENDS OR GF OR SOMETHING DONT WORRIE ABOUT CLONING A ANIMAL

LOVE CRAZY PERSON HEHEHE

kathrynkatan
August 31, 2008 - 01:16
Dangers of Cloning VS The Brighter Side

My view on human cloning is that the appeal is primarily among two groups of people. The former are narcissists and the latter military scientists. A third possibly exists taking into consideration some members of the scientific community would consider cloning geniuses.

An expensive undertaking for all but a few wealthy narcissists a clone could merely be the earning for an eternal and new self raising interesting psychological dynamics as the clone matured among the inevitably jealously aging original. It is doubtful that another self centered personality would emerge from the prototypes negative nuturing.

Military applications seem unnecessary in China where with 16 billion people line up four abreast could walk across the Pacific Ocean to to heel to the USA. A Chinese person once told me China doesn't care if they loose 5 billion people, it would make life easier for those who are left. 10 billion people, she said, would be serious. The US military would be forced to bear the onus of enormous child care costs and then bank on a future war large enough to justify the costs of child care vs the remaining mililtary budget. The clones, if indoctrinated might supply a good army but on the other hand subversives always have a way of thwarting mlitary plans through delays in Congress, protests and other obstacles confronting the military mission to kill.

USA clones would more likely be a possibility to sprout up in Congress where the ideas are nearly cloned at the present time. Considering the enormous egos on our present Defense Intelligence Committee who believe the world should always see things their way, that is to preserve their financial interests in the Defense Industry and maintain a consistent upward growth rate for future generations control of their growing financial assets. Some would argue that given the nature of the average politicians ego the clone would most likely have supervised indoctrination throughout their pre political years. Additionally, most politicians continue to post photos of themselves taken years gone by, with clones Senator Rockefeller and a few others could have a child posing as The Honorable One Himself. However, a careful review our present generation of politicos with international name recognition rreveals they are legacies, and medicrity in academics is a halmark of their class. A clone is unnecessary. The Ivy League graduates , legacies of generations of family members who preceeded them to Harvard or Yale or Vassar or wherever are not bright. They are favored. Obviously, intellect is not necessary for leadership . Verily it is true many elected to high public office procreate illicitly which is more fun and easier than justifying expenses to their family auditor. Only a Defense Committee person could conceal a cloning expenditure , the Jones Act protects these Committee Men from financial disclosure. We need not fear their clones only the Men IN Black sworn to protect them. These Men In Black are generally from West Virginia or Tennessee and will never bite the man who feeds him, they believe in the Rapture and anything they are told because they cannot read. One drawback to a Defense Committee or Defense Intelligence Committee Member's potential to clone their skin cells is that a clone would confuse the lobbyists with whom these stalwart protectors of the faith and the Constitution jealously court for fundraising and hide and seek games with the IRS.

That's the real danger. Cloned IRS agents singularly tuned in to examining every tip earned by every waitress and tagging babysitting teenagers.

In conclusion, we have more to worry about than clones.
I think cloning Mensans would save our species and roll back global warming.

Reply to kathrynkatan
Patrick Dixon
September 02, 2008 - 16:35
Human cloning in future

Thanks for this long post with many thoughts here.... I look forward to many more posts to reply to issues you raise.... over to the rest of you! Patrick Dixon

Stanislaus Wantagate
August 11, 2008 - 20:21
This world has been fooled over 30 years now with Clones!!!!!

The first clone was President Carter, bought in Siberia. We had ever since clones in the white house. This site here is total dis-info
Trying very hard to mislead everyone, shame on you! They usual-
ly kill the original or keep them in dungeons. You can not tell the
original apart. They did it with holographic memory transfer. If you
do not believe me, google it yourself. I am sure they already un-
dermined this info by now, because then their bluff will not work anylonger. They killed all 4 Rockefeller brothers & cloned them, they cloned Kissinger, he died in an airplane crash long ago. High
noon to wake up to the real nightmare happening.

Reply to Stanislaus Wantagate
Patrick Dixon
August 12, 2008 - 19:32
Human cloning

Hmm...... well people have used themes like that as plots for films or books..... Fact is that human cloning is very difficult and scientists have only recently discovered ways to clone human embryos - and we know from work in animals that most cloned mammal embryos do not develop properly in the womb if implanted, and even if born, many go on to suffer terrible medical problems.

janki patel
July 22, 2008 - 23:54

Hello, i m janki patel, a student of m.pharm biotechnology.

I love this site as i have seen some of the video clips and read the text.Sir, i have a question that can the human cloning technique be usefull in the pharmaceutical fields? how it can be? is there any drug or the product available which can be useful ass the Active pharmaceutical ingredient? sir please reply me.

thanking you,
janki patel

Reply to janki patel
Patrick Dixon
July 23, 2008 - 08:08
Human cloning and medical research

I am not convinced that human cloning research will produce significant medical benefits compared to the same funding invested in other things. Human adult stem cell research is developing at astonishing speed and is attracting much of the "smart" money in biotechnology investment because there are no ethical challenges, the work is legal in every nation and results are so promising. It is very hard to get funding for human cloning research. Despite being legal (if permits approved) in the UK, only a tiny number of applications have been made - not what the camapaigners led us all to believe some years ago Human cloning technology is looking tired, a last century solution to a problem which other approaches can almost certainly fix.

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