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Supermodels could one day have a whole new human cloning career, selling cells from their bodies to make hundreds of "perfect" human clones for tomorrow's parents. Indeed we could soon clone a supermodel without her knowledge or consent - from a drop of saliva or blood... Indeed a former Playboy model wrote to me on this website offering to sell her own DNA - maybe someone will clone her one day. I hope not.

Human cloning: who is cloning humans and arguments against cloning

This video explores how human clones are being made - for medical research. Arguments for and against human cloning research. Why some people want to clone themselves or even to clone the dead (and not just cloning pets).

Why investors are moving away from human cloning and why human cloning now looks a last-century way to fight disease.

Scroll down this page for introductory article to human cloning - at the bottom you will find more useful human cloning resources including video on how to clone humans and useful human cloning links. This site is especially aimed at students needing data for projects, essays, assignments, dissertations, debates on issues relating to human cloning.

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

Human cloning means designer people with known pedigree. This is the ultimate pedigree child. Cloning of human embryos has already been achieved - see below. Successful cloning of adults has been announced but not yet proven. It is only a matter of time, months or a very few years before human cloning is a reality for anyone with enough cash, willing to take the risks of a hideously malformed or emotionally damaged child.

Human cloning of a baby could have happened more than once last year - how would you know? Human cloning headlines are usually at least two years behind what's really going on - see below. What you really need to be asking is what scientists will be saying in press conferences in 2010 about their human cloning research, talking about work that they actually did in 2005.

What follows was written in 2003 and is important background on human cloning research

One thing is beyond any doubt: despite huge risks, and widespread public condemnation, by January 2001, many different scientists across the world were already locked in a race to clone the first human, as a baby for TV cameras.

Huge amounts of money are at stake in human cloning research. Teams have announced their aim, many people have come forward with offers of eggs, their own adult cells and money - and the US still has no laws to prevent human cloning from happening, nor do most other countries of the world.

The headlines above first came nearer reality on 23 Feb 1997 when world media reported the existence of Dolly the sheep: cloned from an adult. I had predicted the Dolly headline in 1993, in my book The Genetic Revolution. A few days later, the Edinburgh scientists admitted that frozen cells had been used to make Dolly, having seemed to deny it when the story first broke. That meant that animals (and in theory people) could be cloned after death. US scientists also revealed that they had cloned monkeys (using cells from an embryo). The British scientist responsible for Dolly admitted to a Parliamentary committee (6 March 1997) that human cloning could be possible in two to three years (after vigorous denials by many embryologists). I had been saying the same from the moment the story broke.

Made in America, born elsewhere

President Clinton launched an immediate 90 day report into the implications for human cloning as soon as the news of Dolly became public. Norway did the same while the EC urgently considered a response. The news on human cloning experiments exposed the fact that most nations of the world had little or no legislation covering genetic engineering. This has to change.

Clinton announced in May 1997 that human cloning should be banned. He was warmly applauded. However, what he went on to say was that the proposed ban was only for 5 years, and that nuclear transfer experiments (basic human cloning technique) could continue, though not with government money. In other words "Clones may be made, but not born for the next five years". However, Clinton could not even deliver - his own partial ban was thrown out by Congress. Meanwhile UK Parliament in January 2001 made experimental creation of human clones legal, so long as the embryos were made for medical research and destroyed before implantation.

Richard Seed said over two years ago that he was "a few weeks" from his human cloning experiments. He has attracted money and people. I've met him and debated with him on TV. He has been followed by Clonaid, a new human cloning organisation with cash and 300 couples ready to start. Dr Seed declared that he cannot be stopped from human cloning under current US law, and if human cloning laws are changed he will move the work to Mexico. He has announced a human cloning lab for Japan - purchase of land and $15 million backing. Every week there is another mammal cloning headline. Dolly the sheep gave birth to a healthy lamb, Bonny. In July 1998 came rumours of a cloned mouse, Mickey, created by Dr Ryuzo Yanagimachi, University of Hawaii. In November 1998, we heard that Japanese scientists had already cloned cows from milk - cells in the milk. If you want to see the staggering pace of human cloning announcements - check out our human cloning news summary.

As I say, remember that what you hear today is not what is going on now, its already old history. And some scientists in the field are determined to keep it that way. Hence you only knew about Dolly's creation when she was already 7 months old - more on this below. Another example of secrecy was the extraordinary announcement by Advanced Cell Technology, Massachusetts on 12 November 1998 that three years previously they managed to take the nucleus from a human cell from Dr Jose Cibelli and insert it into a cows egg. The human genes activated and the egg began to divide. They destroyed it at the 32 cell stage, well on the way to becoming a Dr Cibelli's clone. This research was more spectacular than Dolly, yet carried out years earlier with a total news blackout. More recently in March 2001 Australian scientists said they had been carrying on similar secret human cloning experiments using human cells and pig eggs for over two years. What I want to know is this: what are they doing today that they won't be talking about till 2002 or 2003 or perhaps 2004?

The public has a right to know

It has been good to see truth about cloning begin to prevail, after deliberate under-playing of the news by so-called "experts" in a damage limitation exercise to prevent destruction of their research grants by public demand. They have been scared by public reaction. They think the public has no real understanding and so these matters should be kept from the public eye, discussed only by scientists and ethical committees. But these committees are dominated by the industry.

What will be the next human cloning headline? You can be sure that we will see a continuous stream of new revelations now that has become politically acceptable for scientists to come out of the woodwork and talk about these things.

"I want to clone my dad and have him as a baby"

Just before the announcement of Dolly the sheep, someone e-mailed me asking if she could clone her dead father. The answer of course is yes, so long as living cells have been kept in culture, taken from before death, or have been frozen in an appropriate manner. She is also willing to be cloned herself. These are important issues, not science fiction. I had another e-mail from a man offering to volunteer to be cloned. Scott writes "Do you need any volunteers for human cloning experiments?"

Let me make it absolutely clear that I am opposed to human cloning on ethical grounds. It is open to gross abuse. It undermines the uniqueness of the individual and raises profound religious and ethical questions.

Three reasons not to clone: (Press here for more)

1. Health risks from mutation of genes - an abnomal baby would be a nightmare come true. Huge risks of mutations - of a monster. Just look at what has happened in animal experiments. You can't always spot the mutations or developmental abnormalities by gene testing, nor by ultrasound scans, until after birth.

2. Emotional risks - child grows up knowing her mother is her sister, her grandmother is her mother. Every time her mother looks at her she is seeing herself growing up. Unbearable emotional pressures on a teenager trying to establish his or her identity. What happens to a marriage when the "father" sees his wife's clone grow up into the exact replica (by appearance) of the beautiful 18 year old he fell in love with 35 years ago? A sexual relationship would of course be with his wife's twin, no incest involved technically.

3. Risk of abuse of the technology - see below.

Reasons people may want human cloning:

Reasons why people want human cloning may be rational or irrational. That is not the point. The fact is that a recent US survey conducted by CNN found that 6% of US citizens think human cloning could be quite a good idea. Judging by people who leave comments on this website, the reasons may vary widely. Here are a few:

  • Recover someone who was loved - a twin, a reminder.
  • Infertility - rather than use donated sperm and eggs, why not use a cell of your own to give birth to "yourself", your own twin?
  • Eugenics - an attempt to improve the human race.
  • Megalomania - a desire to reproduce one's own qualities.
  • Spare parts - using a cell from your own body to duplicate yourself. Take tissue e.g. bone marrow, then offer baby for adoption.
  • Assisting medical research
  • Just curiosity

Cloning the living and the dead

Human cloning has always caught the public imagination. We now have the technology to take a few cells from a modern day Einstein, or a musical genius or a child prodigy and to create hundreds of cloned babies which have exactly the same genes. Of course, as identical twins, clones will have individual differences, separate identities - separate souls. However, studies of twins raised apart show remarkable similarities. There is more in our genes than we often realise.

Just think how attractive that could be to some dictator who fancies the idea of watching himself growing up, or dreams of populating the world with a new race of genetically superior people.

We will almost certainly be able to clone the dead too, from cells taken from their bodies before they die and kept alive in culture. This is a standard technique. In this way parents could "reproduce" a carbon copy of a child who tragically died. Dolly the sheep was made using frozen cells. (Clonaid claimed in January 2003 that they had cloned the dead son of a Japanese couple who had been killed in an accident).

For years, many scientists have been telling us that human cloning was impossible, and would never be possible. How wrong they all were. It is absurd for geneticists and embryologists to mock and stifle debate by dismissing vital issues as "science fiction". As we have seen recently, yesterday's science fiction is today's reality when it comes to genes. We can hardly keep pace with the lightning advances being made.

....will we ever ?

In 1993, the Mail on Sunday described my meeting in the 1980s with a leading British scientist who claimed he had cloned human embryos by artificial twinning. He had separated cells shortly after fertilisation in a process mimicked by nature some 4,000 times a day somewhere in the world. Each cell had the potential to become a new embryo. Over 15 years later, this scientist has yet to go public about his early experiments.

The reaction from leading embryologists in 1993 was swift and damning. They said that it was impossible in humans, and anyway, who would wants to do it? This was despite the fact that artificial twinning was already a standard breeding technique in other mammals, and that natural human twins have been around since the beginning of human existence. Indeed, 4,000 identical twins are born every day somewhere in the world. It is a proven technology. Anyone with an ounce of intelligence could see that artificial acceleration of the natural twinning process should not only be possible, but also able in theory to produce healthy children. Thus the protestations were particularly silly, but swallowed by the media with hardly a question.

Artificial trimming of human embryos in 1993

Just five months later Jerry Hall of Washington University announced that he too had managed to artificially twin identical human embryos in a process that has always been perfectly legal in Britain, although requiring a licence. The embryos he used were defective and were destroyed shortly after the experiments. Nevertheless, his work caused public outcry.

The event was reported in scientific language as part of a research paper in a journal but the significance was completely missed. The trouble is that genetics is complicated and understood by only a few journalists in any depth. Perhaps that is why the BBC decided when the news broke about Dolly the sheep that the story should not be covered at all because it was not news. This bizarre line was held for half a day after I first telephoned Press Association and the Sunday Telegraph to tell them that another paper was about to run the story on the front page. The Sunday Telegraph responded at 9pm Saturday night by stopping the paper and redoing their own front page. Press Association ran two pages on it, sent all over the world. Within an hour television companies globally were beginning to wake up. Within 48 hours President Clinton was issuing emergency measures having been shocked by what was possible under US law.

Human cloning for new organs

One reason people have given for doing this kind of research is to make spare parts in the future. Once an embryo has been twinned, one embryo can be implanted and allowed to develop into a baby, while the other is frozen.

If the child later develops an illness such as leukaemia, then the frozen twin could be thawed and implanted into a surrogate mother, to be culled for spare parts after a few months' gestation. You and I may react against such ideas, but when sick or dying children are involved, pressures can be enormous to do all that is scientifically possible. Parents are very persuasive. Who can stare a beautiful child in the face and try to explain about ethics in the face of possible death, about statistical chances and moral dangers ? These things are extremely difficult and genetics is making choices more complex still.

A number of steps have already been taken. For example, tissue from aborted foetuses is already used to treat adults. Time-warp twins have already been born - non-identical twins conceived in the laboratory on the same day, but implanted 18 months apart. And it is not unknown for a mother to agree to have another child for the express purpose of providing much needed transplant material for the older child. Spare part production from clones would extend these principles.

For some time, I have speculated that we would be able to go further: instead of merely producing artificial twins identical to each other but not to their parents, we would one day be able to produce several hundred identical children, just using human eggs and cells from an adult (nuclear transfer).

This too was dismissed out of hand as alarmist and fanciful by leading authorities, despite the fact that such experiments had already been carried out successfully in frogs as long ago as 1952. Frogs are easier than mammals to manipulate which is probably why we heard in 1997 of headless frogs rather than headless sheep. The truth is that when it comes to cloning of mammals there has been at times a deliberate conspiracy of silence. At the very moment of such protestations, advanced experiments of varying kinds were already taking place in utmost secrecy.

Make no mistake: gene technology has the power to cure, feed, alter and destroy us, and many scientists are scared of a massive public reaction which could stop their work - if you find out what they are up to. There is a reluctance to tell the full story until afterwards.

Scientific announcements can be long after events

When it came to cloning Dolly the sheep, why was there no press statement a year before about what they were hoping to do? Dr Wilmut of the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh told me during a World Service interview that one reason for delay was to file a patent. Gene technology is big business, and cloning is worth millions. The cloning announcement was initially valued by the city at $60 million - the amount by which the PPL shares rose on the days following the announcement.

At the time I said the next step (soon) would be cloning of adult mammals. Once again there was a chorus of indignant reaction from the cloning industry with the usual comments "No one would want to" or "It can't be done". They are wrong. The fact is that at the very moment that these comments were being made, the Roslin Institute was already well advanced in such adult cloning techniques. Hence a year or so later, we heard not only that they had succeeded, but that the lambs were already six months old. The time to debate these matters is not a year or more after an experiment, but before the process begins.

Cloning human embryos for research

Some scientists claim that cures for certain diseases will only be found by cloning human embryos for research. Investors are not convinced: since UK Parliament approved human cloning for research there have been less than five applications. One was a research facility in Newcastle, the other was the Edinburgh creators of Dolly. Neither facility succeeded in raising enough funds and most of the work quickly ground to a halt.

The fact is that cloned human embryos have been left behind by huge advances in adult stem cell research, which has attracted large amounts of research funding.

Research in secret

Secrecy continues. The other day after a media related discussion on cloning humans, a leading British infertility specialist confessed to me privately that he was carrying out experiments himself on animals relating to human medical research that would raise serious ethical questions in the public mind if the experiments became known. He made it very clear that he had no intention of letting the public know because a reaction would endanger his work. He claimed it was not really in secret because he had talked to an ethical committee about it.

As I said to him, what disturbs me is that people like him appear to say one thing in public, on the media, and another the moment the cameras are turned off. There is an inconsistency which undermines trust and destroys credibility. Certainly when it comes to cloning as we have seen the track record of honesty is not good among so-called "experts".

We are also seeing ever more bizarre methods of reproduction. It has been announced that a pair of embryonic children are growing up inside the same womb, with five parents between them. Angela is a surrogate mother who is pregnant with the foetuses of two different couples. This has resulted from research by the same doctor who was responsible for the birth of a child two year's after its mother's death in 1995. Angela is 35 years old, living in Rome. She has not been paid a fee.

Ability to alter life on earth

Since we now have the ability to alter life on earth, we had better think hard about the kind of world we want. It is no good simply reacting to today's headlines with dismay and revulsion. We must push ahead of the news to debate the future. We do not have much time. We must also resist the temptation to a black and white approach. Many of the issues are complex, and gene technology has tremendous power for good if properly used.

The question is: where do we draw the line? In the last 24 months, more than a million new animals with mutant genes were born in British laboratories alone. Each is a "transgenic" mix of genes from two or more different animals, eg., mouse and rabbit or monkey and rat. Genes from humans are already working in microbes, fish, rabbits, mice, pigs, sheep and cows. Some of these humanised pigs may be providers of heart transplants in the future.

How many human genes does an animal need to have to gain human rights?

Pigs have a tiny amount of human genes, but a richer mix could be made. Geep have already been born - half sheep and half goat. What about combining humans and monkeys to make a half and half breed? This is not difficult. All you have to do is combine two balls of growing cells in the pre-embryo stage. Human and rabbit cells have already been combined to make a humabbit - announced late in 2000. Fortunately, only a few human embryo cells were added to the rabbit embryo - which was born looking exactly like a normal rabbit but with a mixture of human cells throughout its brain, skin, bone, kidneys, liver, eyes and heart.

Will humonkeys be recognised as morally responsible individuals before the law if they are able to talk? Monkeys and humans share most of their genes in common anyway. Will theologians decide that humonkeys are able to receive salvation like the rest of us?

We need a global agreement on cloning laws

We cannot go on like this, lurching from one sensational headline to another. We urgently need a comprehensive Gene Charter with global agreement on how this technology should be used. Too many decisions about this technology are controlled by specialist committees dominated by scientists involved in or sympathetic to the work.

There is a huge ethical vacuum. We do not need bombastic moralistic statements, but rather a common-sense view, based on principles which the whole community can support and understand. Two foundation stones should be respect for the uniqueness and mystery of human life, and care for future of the planet. So far decisions made have been pragmatic rather than based on higher values. The church has a vital role to play.

Now we know what can be done; the question is: what should we do? Are these doors that should be opened? A Nobel prize winner who helped develop nuclear science has said he fears a new generation of smart viruses could wipe us all out. But this is just another aspect of the same thing.

The lesson of history is that whatever is possible will be tried somewhere by someone at some time but this is no excuse for sitting back. Whilst it is true that laws cannot prevent catastrophe or crime, they do help define the boundaries of acceptable behaviour and make deviation less common.

Politicians are populists. They tend to go with the flow of public opinion on things like human cloning which in turn is often swung by media debate. That is why it so vitally important that people from every walk of life take every opportunity to contribute to the human cloning media debate.

What kind of future do you want?

The choice is ours. We cannot ignore gene technology, nor should we condemn all of it, although there should be a complete ban on human cloning. The key is proper regulation - not just in the UK but world-wide. We need an urgent UN-sponsored global summit on biotechnology followed by international agreement. Either we control gene technology today, or gene technology will redesign us by tomorrow.

 


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Sally
October 18, 2013 - 13:26

I'm doing this research project about cloning for a Biology assignment. I don't really agree with Human Cloning to try bring back somebody back to life because missing somebody is what makes times with them great memories. You should let go. Even if they aren't around you physically they'll always be in your heart. I myself have always wished I had a twin, but I think it would be alot more special if it happened by nature. That's just my opinion.

walterchang
October 01, 2013 - 05:57

human cloning

sammy
March 26, 2013 - 07:15

Human cloning has it's 'pros and cons'. The idea of cloning my late grandmother is creepy.Imagine how many people would want to clone their lost loved one's.

jasmine
February 28, 2013 - 17:07

What date was this article written. I am doing a school assignment on human cloning and i would like to know how far away in the future will humans be cloned? Has it been done already? thanks.

Reply to jasmine
Patrick Dixon
March 27, 2013 - 03:25

2010 update

ADENIYI ABDKABIR AAOO
February 11, 2013 - 04:51

How is it not possible ?
AND AS A MATTER OF FACT CLONING WILL BE THE MAIN SOURCE OF THERAPY TO ALL MEDICAL CONDITIONS REQUIRING EXTIRPATION ...
Watch out for some interesting outcome of what I call phenomenon ...
God bless...

Reply to ADENIYI ABDKABIR AAOO
Nunya bizness
February 19, 2013 - 23:37

You're dumb

Jodie Louise hawkins
January 24, 2013 - 21:28

Hi im still learning about cloning. As I am 27. What I would like to know is can I clone my step dad. B cos he is dieing with a very rear cancer only 2 cases in England. I wonder if we could cure these illnesses by cloneing my step dad. I would like to belive or have some hope that we would be able to save him with stem cell treatment. But this mite b to late. Or evern bring him bak maybe one day. Is this possible. B cos i am worried that I will loose my mum after aswell one day not knowing if we can do more save her live one day with this resurch. B cos all her mums my mammas family died with cancers. Will this b pased down the geen line to my mother and me and the rest of the same family. If we all are going to die one day we should try to save lifes befor and after death not just rich people I feel that is not fair on all people in our world today. Be cause we are all not that rich. I feel that is discrimination to to middle class and the poor. Or vunrable to these illnesses. Many thanx god should bless us all for trying. Any thing thats hopefull n possible to us all today in this crule livelife.

Jodie Louise hawkins
January 22, 2013 - 00:41

Hi im still learning about cloning. As I am 27. What I would like to know is can I clone my step dad. B cos he is dieing with a very rear cancer only 2 cases in England. I wonder if we could cure these illnesses by cloneing my step dad. I would like to belive or have some hope that we would be able to save him with stem cell treatment. But this mite b to late. Or evern bring him bak maybe one day. Is this possible. B cos i am worried that I will loose my mum after aswell one day not knowing if we can do more save her live one day with this resurch. B cos all her mums my mammas family died with cancers. Will this b pased down the geen line to my mother and me and the rest of the same family. If we all are going to die one day we should try to save lifes befor and after death not just rich people I feel that is not fair on all people in our world today. Be cause we are all not that rich. I feel that is discrimination to to middle class and the poor. Or vunrable to these illnesses. Many thanx god should bless us all for trying. Any thing thats hopefull n possible to us all today in this crule livelife.

Reply to Jodie Louise hawkins
Patrick Dixon
January 22, 2013 - 02:30

Thanks - so sorry to hear about your step father. In theory it is possible to clone human beings from a single cell of the person you wish to clone. In practice there are huge risks to the cloned child, and the child would be born with exactly the same genetic problems eg cancer-related genes, as the person he or she is cloned from. You cannot cure a cancer by cloning a baby from someone's body. However the good news is that every day, steps are being taken in many different research programmes, which are increasing the chances of long term survival for people with a wide range of cancers.

Emma
November 08, 2012 - 19:36

Cloning, though fascinating is ethically wrong on many levels.

Reply to Emma
Patrick Dixon
November 09, 2012 - 00:59

Thanks - and to everyone else for the great debate here. Yes I think many people are happy for individual cells to be cloned eg skin cells as part of medical treatment (using your own cells for your own body) but not to create an egg which will turn out to be your identical twin brother or sister.

Ryan
July 02, 2012 - 23:05
Does cloning now prove that there is no god

We are all getting smarter because of evolution does this mean we will soon find out if god does or does not exist ?

Kaily Raymond-Bates
May 25, 2012 - 10:08
OMG!!!

THAT IS CREEPY!!! lol

Md.Raju ahmed
April 29, 2012 - 07:55
about cloning

i want to know the history ,present,future about cloning..............

gadya aslhami
April 18, 2012 - 05:20
How long does it take for a clone to grow

How long does it take for a clone to grow

Edward Young
April 02, 2012 - 06:06
UPDATE OF CLONING DEVELOPMENTS

Would be grateful to receive upsates of cloning especially on humans.

carly
February 28, 2012 - 08:52

innit bluuuuddd this arguement is well sick but cloning is decent!!!!

Reply to carly
VJ2470
May 14, 2012 - 07:10
cloning

I think cloning is wrong, i mean come on if we do clone our clones could rebel ageist us and take over!!!! I dont know about you but I like the thought of being one of a kind. its just wrong!!!

Elkan P
February 24, 2012 - 06:22
Cloning

Cloning, human cloning or whatever excusable name is found to cover hideous schemes should be legalized in any no form at all, specially when that "spurred" creative gets to find out of how it came to life.
I keep on saying it, it because, the was nothing natural about its process of world violation. Yes, its tru 'Human cloning' is actully being done or better practiced, imagine your husband or wife could be a human clone and, you probably unaware of that, but what if you came to find out?

jacky
January 27, 2012 - 10:55

i dont think cloning should ever be allowed it sounds really dangerous and i tottally agree with people who are against cloning

Tro//in
October 05, 2011 - 10:42
mines babies

I HAZ nine Clon babes yall need to calm down

Davjd
March 20, 2011 - 00:49
No

There are too many bad mutations that will lead to an unhealthy life.

Joe Scheinbart-Norton
February 14, 2011 - 23:34
Human Cloning

I am amazed that the results of the poll were not in favor of human cloning. It just shows how ignorant people are. 100 years ago I am sure that the same was true for abortion lets just hope that people see the light soon in the next 100 years if not the next 10!

anu
February 12, 2011 - 05:51
An example of why we should go for cloning technology...

Read a Japanese comic titled: AKUMETSU. It should give you an argument of why go for cloning :)

ANGIE
January 27, 2011 - 14:29
human cloning

human cloning is weird and i still dont get it its kind of confusing and i still dont get why do scientist clon they say that it could be for general health problems but wat does that help with? well i gotta make an essay about human cloning i guess I'll turn in wat i know hopefully it comes out good ...

Reply to ANGIE
kya
July 31, 2012 - 09:15
Re: human cloning

Did you even read the article or are you just here to air your views?

jasmine
January 27, 2011 - 11:06
frend

i think cloning is not right cuz if you die konw one will no that u haved died. i am a genst it

Reply to jasmine
someone
January 03, 2012 - 20:10
Re: frend

uhm. You also can't really spell or use grammar.. So I'm not sure how much credit your opinion holds. Also if you listened to him he was saying that they're discovering new research that takes your own cells and uses them to rebuild your heart or liver or kidney or something.

Reply to jasmine
Kya
July 31, 2012 - 09:13
Re: frend

If you don't know the difference between: no and know. Then you have no right to comment on an intellectual matter. People fear cloning and such because of science fiction and religion, which are both just fiction anyway, and for all you illiterate imbeciles writing on this board, fiction means its a story... Like unicorns and santa

randy
January 17, 2011 - 18:00
cloning

For you who think its OK to clone, you won't think so when they unlease the things they have been creating in underground birthing centers. God help us, Lord let us turn to you before the day these thing are unleased on the earth!!!!
Jesus loves each and everyone of you Repent and ask foregivness before its too late love you all Randy Sanders

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danny
May 05, 2012 - 21:45
Re: cloning

i know god is god we are human we cant be him

Jodie And Jenny
November 29, 2010 - 03:56
clones.

help us? with info on clones.
what is a clone?
how are they produced natraully?
what are ethics?
thankyou,
much love
Jodie && Jenny

Reply to Jodie And Jenny
Kate
March 01, 2012 - 08:33
Re: clones.

Cloning is scary, but at the same time, wouldn't it be cool if everyone had a twin?!!?

Reply to Jodie And Jenny
thasha
July 12, 2012 - 03:52
Re: clones.

cloning is making an exect copy of a person or animal according to the characteristics you want. Eg Dolly the sheep

Jodie Bodle
November 29, 2010 - 03:53
clones.

help! need info on clones. taar

lila
November 22, 2010 - 00:24
cloning

each and everyone will have and will want their own personality.... cloning will lead to many problems... its against the nature of the world... the large amount of money spent on cloning is a waste of money.. instead they can realy do things for those who are in need of help, orphans, poor people.... :(

Reply to lila
a friend
February 19, 2013 - 10:08

what if it could save the person you care about

lila
November 22, 2010 - 00:16
cloning

cloning is not good.. how would you feel if you find out that your sister or grandmother is you mother???? no one will feel ok...... its against human nature... :(

Reply to lila
keely
February 22, 2012 - 15:19
Re: cloning

i agree. too much emotional/psychological risk. AS WELL AS health/physical risks.... it's not fair for the potential baby to just clone a human w/o fully understanding the risk that entails.

Lukas
November 17, 2010 - 12:47
cloning

Cloning is a bunch of bullshit and should be stopped.

Reply to Lukas
lila
November 26, 2010 - 23:49
Re: cloning

i agree with lucas.... cloning should be stopped......

ADAM
November 08, 2010 - 11:54
AIM

ON 2018-MARCH.......THE MOST AMAZING DISCOVERY WILL BE MADE (CLONING OF HUMANS)....
A NEW GENERATION OF SUPERIOR HUMANS

Clagor
October 19, 2010 - 10:53
Clones

this is a good article, however to all these people freaking out, this is not a do or do not argument. It is going to happen, because we have the technology, there is no stopping that. I am not for it nor against it. But since we have the technology it is going to be done.

Reply to Clagor
alex
November 15, 2010 - 13:33
Re: Clones

ya lame cause ya a bunch of nerdz up in diz website

Reply to Clagor
Serena
April 11, 2012 - 09:40
Re: Clones

Ok, so you are right. I'm almost positive too that this will happen no matter how many people are against it. Whether we improve it or not however is up to us. There are MANY deformities and abnormalities that come with cloning an animal let alone a human. It is $50,000 to clone a cat... Imagine how much more it will cost for a human, so in an understanding: with suck a low success rate (about 3%) and the high risk of so many deformaties/abnormalities, the one question i really have is "is this a realistic and sanely considerable option?

sean murphy
October 14, 2010 - 19:18
cloning

i think that is depends on your oppinion of cloning from some stand points it is good for getting the organs to 'harvest' them but if we do indeed clone people does that make them people?...if so would you 'harvest' the organs of a human?....i mean seriously but im sure there are more intelligent people than little old me out there and who really cares in the end im just a stupid kid

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Sheena
November 15, 2010 - 13:57
Re: cloning

Hey....... you may be a stupid kid but look we are the future and were gonna be the ones who end up making the decisions so stand up for wat you belive not wat someone tells you to belive........ also i dont think you are a stuipd kid because you have a great point.......

miss bonner
October 13, 2010 - 03:45
cloning

i think its wrong. but i love it babes.

Jess
October 10, 2010 - 05:38

Thanxs i need this for a proect!

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Crabster Labab
November 29, 2010 - 20:29

You should probably be paying more attention in your English class.

Yasmin
October 10, 2010 - 04:58

This article has really tought me a lot, I had no idea about some of the things that were going on with cloning. The mixing of human genes with other animals really surprised me. Thank you for opening up my eyes a bit, I have now taken a real interest into human and animal cloning and genetic engineering.

sinachi
September 12, 2010 - 18:21
le clonage humain et les dernier exploits

i would like you answer the question in french pls.i meant to ask this in english,"human cloning and its latest exploits".pls forgive my french grammar.thanks, keep it up,good job.

sinachi anyichie
September 12, 2010 - 18:06
it si a sin against the Almighty God and to humanity

it si bad enough that animals were being cloned,it is more than sodom and gomorrah to clone a humain for anything, whatsoever.

zen
September 08, 2010 - 06:21

what is the advantage of cloning and its disadvantage pls elaborate tkan you

pat
July 29, 2010 - 10:21
Scientific Innovation - Reproductive Rights of Health

It's not so much designer babies at issue but whether America can fall behind other nations in reproductive success of producing healthy babies without defects that, in 2010, may reveal the future of global domination politics in countries that have no legislation to prevent it.

Elmo
May 30, 2010 - 19:11
heya

Human cloning should be allowed for those in need of a new organ or body tissue, perhaps a couple unable to have children, but cloning a hole person....no way what if that persons hell annoying....like we need another one of them lol jokes

KJ
May 26, 2010 - 17:09
CLONING

i believe that cloning is wrong because we are not GOD we should leave it to him..................................................
but thats my opinion

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Quarterback
November 09, 2010 - 23:14
Re: CLONING

totally respect what your getting at cause im a firm believer in god. but if he gives us the ability to clone, why cant we?

against human cloning
May 26, 2010 - 07:18

man dis is bull i dnt believe a word of it

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Elkan P
February 24, 2012 - 06:29
Cloning

Hey, just because you know something it doesnt necessarily mean that you entlitled to do that.

Consider, "you know how to take life, would you take it simply because you know how to"

Hold tight to your common sense dont let it sway away with your lazy thoughts!

Oberon
May 24, 2010 - 16:07
Cloning technology

I think that cloning People is wrong under most circumstances. I could see a law that says only one original person could be alive at the same time, but trully mankind has enough problems with over population as it is. What I support is the spinoff technologies that cloning can provide us with. With cloning technologies a person could be healed from almost any wound that allowed them to make it to the hospital. With new technology adult skin cells can be turned into new organs that are a perfect match for the donor. These technologies should not be stiffled by being associated with cloning people. This technology is old and needs to be addressed, otherwise it will continue on unchecked and serve no one any benefit.

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BJ
November 29, 2010 - 13:14
Re: Cloning technology

IF YOU NEED A ORGAN TO STAY ALIVE AND A CLONE WAS ABLE TO PROVIED THAT ORGAN THEN IT SHOULD BE NO PROBLEM AND AS WITH ALL THING FREEDOM OF CHOICE SHOULD ALWAYS PREVAIL AS GOD GIVE US THE CHOICE TO BELIEVE OR NOT BELIEVE.

bob-jim
May 24, 2010 - 04:28
cool

Thanks, I needed info for a project.

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jasmine
January 27, 2011 - 11:02
Re: cool

in is not cool cloning you con dire and than no one will know

Jeff Y.
April 19, 2010 - 07:37
Cloning

Cloning is a good thing not a bad thing .Legalizing cloning is the right thing to do. Cloning organs and kidneys is ok but cloning a human is not right or moral. Cloning is not used for being god. Cloning is for helping people live longer. Cloning organs, kidneys, and hearts can save thousands of lives. Cloning animals can also be useful. When you clone enormous amounts of animals it could prevent extinction and could prevent starvation. I do not believe in human cloning because I believe there will be chaos and riots and problems of clones being identical. Cloning animals for food on the other hand can prevent extinction and prevent starvation with the cloning of animals.
If you had a parent who was waiting for an organ, kidney, or heart transplant and was waiting on a list wouldn’t you do anything to help your parent even use a clone of an organ, kidney, or a heart to make sure they live longer? The evidence speaks for itself if you clone the right things it can save thousands of lives. Cloning will save thousands of lives and change people’s lives around the world and for people struggling to afford food for their children.

Diana
December 02, 2008 - 19:25
horrible

its horrible to play GOD its irrational thats why GOD created men and women to create a human being :(((((((((

Mark
December 02, 2008 - 03:46
Cloning

Clnin iz wrng laaa,
shd nt appen, tis sicknin!

l8rz

Jane II
November 24, 2008 - 22:32
I am a clone

I'm an exact replica of my mother.
She cloned herself illegally with the help of a team of Korean scientists. she has raised me so that i can have the life she always wanted. she makes sure that I won't make the same mistakes she did. I am her second chance. someday I will make my own clone family. I think it's all perfectly normal. it might sound like science fiction, but I think this is the future. It's like you are able to "know then what you know now" by living your life through your clone. if you get my drift.

I am Jane II. My mom is Jane I. My clone will be Jane III.

kidding. wow. creepy.

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Abdulkareem shuaibu
December 15, 2010 - 05:59
Re: I am a clone

Then, who is your creator?

Bre
November 24, 2008 - 15:55
Cloning is inhuman

I think it's wrong to play God

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God
May 07, 2010 - 07:34
Re: Cloning is inhuman

I think it's useful. I AM god. And I let those who wish to step in my shoes, have a chance.

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Alex
September 28, 2010 - 21:29
Re: Cloning is inhuman

I KNOW RIGHTT!!

Kay
November 12, 2008 - 18:07

Personally, if it was between my life, and some of my frozen cells, I would sacrifice the cells and the new life coming from them. Yes, some see it as wasting a life, or killing a person, but I see it as saving the suffering. I think of it this way: you could sacrifice a group of cells that were never a living being, or you could not save a suffering person, in result killing them! In reality, killing someone that does feel, and is already a living being.

lars
November 12, 2008 - 05:32
:)

think it should be done :) helps people why not :)

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sandip karki
February 09, 2011 - 00:59
Re: :)scientists are going mad.

cloning humans is totally wrong thing to do if it is possible. it is against the nature .here is a suitable example. deforetation has forced nature to act furiously. in same manner cloning will surely lead to chaos and riots in the whole universe.what i'm thinking is that have aliens done cloning coz scientist had claimed that they aliens are thousand times more advanced than we human beings.

Anon
November 07, 2008 - 07:57
SJASKLJDKS

cloning is mint boiz

michelle
November 05, 2008 - 10:42
my friend

i would like to clone my friend and have her as a sister

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sarah
May 26, 2010 - 17:43
Re: my friend

hahahaha

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nareshpatel india
October 12, 2010 - 10:20
Re: my friend

good but think yourself by doing so the man become immortal
in the nature every creature has to die
this against the nature
i'll agree with you up to replacing damaged organs with the help of cloning
and finally i want you to be my friend
i hope so

anonomous
October 25, 2008 - 06:06
bull

that is a load of bull
i dont believe a word of it and i dont believe in cloning either
it is wrong and inhumane
>:-(

george
October 23, 2008 - 14:21
human cloning!

human cloning.....

CANT HAPPEN!

:)

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Sophie W
October 25, 2008 - 06:12
Re: human cloning!

george?
is that u?
if it isnt, i still agree with u
:)

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joseph
October 04, 2010 - 19:16
Re: human cloning!

it has allready been done, several humans clones r walking and working right now, . they r look after by r own goverment controled by r own goverment.

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pandurang
July 30, 2012 - 20:33
Re: human cloning!

it happened yar but gov. Was band on it

LaRiSa
October 08, 2008 - 10:55
what i think

i think i will help a tone of people in the end.

Driq
September 22, 2008 - 13:52
Wats Up

its alrite 2 clone

jor-el
September 21, 2008 - 19:27
another information about clone?

another information about clone?please give me full information.

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c.j.
October 15, 2008 - 11:56
Re: another information about clone?

it is wrong to clone

vincent rohit
September 16, 2008 - 00:28
i have been cloned

i was working in sharjah uaw qgm group llc. hamriya freezone tecnical director mr tonny brohmam is cloned me using ny dna & they thron mw out when i opposed this .my life is spoiled and rodhni dsouza hr manager is invloved in this . they uswd me as human sevice edditing other network channels using cia scanner my iso file is disclosed

alexandria
September 08, 2008 - 04:32
wtf

YOU GUYS ARE WRRROOOONNNGGGG!!!!!!!

I'm all for cloning organs, to help with diseases and organ transplants and the like, but seriously cloning yourself in able to gove birth to a reprudtion of your ugly self? nawwww blud. get some nice ideas yeah?
dickheads

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SATTIPANDU
October 06, 2010 - 11:27
biology

human cloning is a anty action of nature .when ever the nature react to harm the earth.

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Courtney
February 20, 2012 - 10:11
Re: wtf

I have to disagree with you Alexandria. Although there are some good things that can come out of human cloning, there are still some chances that things can go wrong. For example, what if the clone was defective? What would happen to them? What if the clone was not what they thought it would turn out like? What would the scientist do to it?

When you think that human cloning should be allowed have you considered all the experiments that have gone wrong with animals that are clones? That could happen to humans because they have never been cloned as many times as animals have and cloning an animal is one thing while cloning a human is another thing. You just cannot think that you are going to be able to get everything right on the first try to completely clone a human being.

Serge
September 02, 2008 - 19:05
WARNING ! STOLEN BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL ! Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2003! regarding Scarlett Johansson (actress)

Hello dear ladies and gentlemen!
I would like inform you that Scarlett Johansson (actress) actually is a clone from original person Scarlett Galabekian, who has nothing with acting career. That clone was created illegally by using stolen biological material. Original person is very nice (not d**n sexy),most important - CHRISTIAN young lady! I'll tell you more,those clones (it's not only one) made in GERMANY - world leader manufacturer of humans clones, it is in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, North Bavaria, Mr. Helmut Kohl home town. You can not even imaging the scale of the cloning activity. But warning! Helmut Kohl clone staff 100% controlling all their clones (at least they trying) spreading around the world, they are very accurate with that, some of them are still NAZI type disciplined and mind controlled clones, so be careful get close with clones you will be controlled as well. Original person is not happy with those movies, images, video, rumors and etc. spreading on media in that way it would be really nice if we all will try slow down that ''actress'' career development, original Scarlett will really appreciated that. Please remember that original Scarlett's family did not authorize any activity with stolen biological materials, no matter what form it was created it was stolen and it is stolen. It all need to be delivered to authorized personals control in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Original Scarlett is not engage, by the way!
Her close friend Serge G.
P.S.
H.R. 534, the Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2003, was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives on February 5, 2003. After discussion, it was passed on February 27 by a vote of 241-155. It now moves on to the Senate for consideration. This bill makes it unlawful for any person or entity to perform or participate in human cloning, or to ship or receive embryos produced by human cloning. The penalties are imprisonment of up to 10 years and fines of $1 million or more. These now join other nations as diverse as Norway, Australia, and Germany, which had already added cloning for any purpose to their criminal code. And in Germany where it carries a penalty of five years imprisonment they know a thing or two about unethical science.

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Kim
December 13, 2010 - 20:27
Re: WARNING ! STOLEN BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL ! Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2003! regarding Scarlett Johansson (actress)

How do you that's true?
Where is all the evidence?
How would you know that if you got close to a clone, which you can't tell the difference from a human to a clone anyway so that wouldn't be your fault, that you'd get controlled?! And by who would be able to controll you, and how would they do such a thing?!?!
Who gave you that information?
Who started the idea that Scarlett Galabekian had a clone in the first place?

Not trying to be mean or anything just wondering.

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