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[ABC]Scientists clone human embryos to make stem cells

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Scientists have made a long-awaited breakthrough in human cloning, by using human skin cells to create early-stage embryos.

In what is being described as a "significant milestone" for medicine, the team from Oregon Health and Science University successfully used a technique which utilised a human skin cell and a woman's egg to produce an embryo which was a genetic copy of the original skin cell.

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Nice too see our science advance, lets start curing some of these diseases now. thumb.gif
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I love science, if politics and religion just got out of the way, we would be where Marty and Doc was in 2015 smile.gif but great Scott! we have to worry about religious people and politics.
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But seriously, I wish SOO much I could be alive in a hundred, 200 years, I say if 10 years from now they could cryo freeze you and recover you, I would then 100 years later awake for ten years and then go back in to freeze for another 100 years, and living their for 10 years lol.

then the last time go to freeze for 500 years and awake and live out my time (unless it ended up going backwards like in HG wells time machine THAT would be disappointing, you overshoot technology HAHAHA,

but that was 600 THOUSAND years, MAN if i could invent a time machine i wouldnt care about the past (excpet maybe like the Precambrian era, but like severl thousand years would be so fascinating, I mean look how far we came in only the last 100 years
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Now, what about curing things like Aids and Cancer? I figured they should probably be of greater concern than cloning ourselves.. What's this gonna turn into, Star Wars? tongue.gif
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It's great to see science progress so fast. Kudos to the scientists and their continuous efforts! thumb.gif
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Now, what about curing things like Aids and Cancer? I figured they should probably be of greater concern than cloning ourselves.. What's this gonna turn into, Star Wars? tongue.gif

thats what the cloning can help with since we got religous people hating on persons getting abortions (which could provide stem cells for this research) cloning embryos will also give stem cells like free abortions lol
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someone is blind, clone a new eye.. body accepts it as its same tissue from skin ? If so, win thumb.gif


i could see it being used for oddball things though
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Nice too see our science advance, lets start curing some of these diseases now. thumb.gif

There's no money in the cure, buddy.

Treatment is the best your gonna get I'm afraid regarding most serious diseases. Just an opinion, of course.
 
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I find myself leaning toward the anti group when the words human and cloning are involved. Not for any religious or political reasons but more for practical reasons..... Overpopulation. If we find ways through cloning whether it be for harvesting of parts to cure illness and disease or complete clones we are simply going to add to an already overpopulated planet. Things like this
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But seriously, I wish SOO much I could be alive in a hundred, 200 years, I say if 10 years from now they could cryo freeze you and recover you, I would then 100 years later awake for ten years and then go back in to freeze for another 100 years, and living their for 10 years lol.

makes me wonder if that was ever possible how many "poor" people would need to be culled in order to support the extra wealthy people doing the above?

That said things like this
Quote:
someone is blind, clone a new eye.. body accepts it as its same tissue from skin ? If so, win

would be truly amazing creating the possibility to free people from bonds that may otherwise have hampered their lives and from a practical viewpoint freeing up resources that would have been needed to care for that person throughout their life.

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What's this gonna turn into, Star Wars?

I call the double ended light sabre biggrin.gif (I may need it to cut a path through the overpopulated planet)
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I find myself leaning toward the anti group when the words human and cloning are involved. Not for any religious or political reasons but more for practical reasons..... Overpopulation. If we find ways through cloning whether it be for harvesting of parts to cure illness and disease or complete clones we are simply going to add to an already overpopulated planet. Things like this
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But seriously, I wish SOO much I could be alive in a hundred, 200 years, I say if 10 years from now they could cryo freeze you and recover you, I would then 100 years later awake for ten years and then go back in to freeze for another 100 years, and living their for 10 years lol.

makes me wonder if that was ever possible how many "poor" people would need to be culled in order to support the extra wealthy people doing the above?

That said things like this
Quote:
someone is blind, clone a new eye.. body accepts it as its same tissue from skin ? If so, win

would be truly amazing creating the possibility to free people from bonds that may otherwise have hampered their lives and from a practical viewpoint freeing up resources that would have been needed to care for that person throughout their life.

Oh and
Quote:
What's this gonna turn into, Star Wars?

I call the double ended light sabre biggrin.gif (I may need it to cut a path through the overpopulated planet)

so then move on to another planet/moon, and expand, rinse, repeat biggrin.gif
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