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Cloning - Page 7

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 57yrs • M •
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'...say that cloned part won't also develope cancer being as the part its cloned from did...'

Whoa girl, take a breath!

You did bring up a valid point though. If the part being replaced exhibited a tendency to be susceptible to disease and cancers, would that also not that susceptibility be transferred? That would depend on if the original disease was internally or externally caused I would imagine. But then again, one would have an unlimited supply of replacement parts, guaranteed not to cause adverse reactions.

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 35yrs • M •
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I think that the risk of that is too small to not develop cloning further. There is much more good that can come from cloning then the bad exhibited in the argument of diseased organs. And as has been said there will be a large pool of organs to choose from, I doubt that they would stick you with a diseased one.

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 78yrs • M •
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I seem to remember a few years back when some scientists were working with fertile chicken's eggs. They were able to pierce the shell and take some cells from the developing embryo at the point where the thigh/legs were developing and to attach those cells along the back of the embryo to develop 6-legged chickens. Their thought was that each chicken would then produce more meat (just think of all those 'hind quarters' that are on sale for 49 cents a pound and where they come from). Chickens that are slaughtered at 8 weeks as fryers wouldn't have time to develop arthritis or anything else. The public wouldn't have it. Meddling with nature. The meat would be unclean, unnatural, unhealthy. Do you think that technology just got discarded? They also found that they could do the same with wings, but who wanted a chicken with 6 legs and 6 wings? Except maybe in Buffalo. The point of all this is that we may not need to clone whole humans to get the part we want. Maybe we can clone for parts and harvest what we need. Regarding cloning exact copies, unlike movies where clones spring forth as adults, real clones (like Dolly) arrive as babies and have to grow to maturity. So the DNA question might be moot, or at least muted by other mitigating was the killer a 20 yr old dude or an 80 year old dud.oz

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