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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

You should read up on the possible medical uses of stem cells before making more ignorant statements like that.
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post #12 of 37
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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.

When you say 'overpopulation', I hear 'space exploration'.


Have you ever saw that movie 'Moon' ? Sure, that was wrong, and unethical but, just an example biggrin.gif
    
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so then move on to another planet/moon, and expand, rinse, repeat biggrin.gif

Agreed just I think we need to do that first.
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post #14 of 37
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Agreed just I think we need to do that first.



on a serious note this tech would be ace for ex war amputees n the like (not that im a big gun / war fan but just saying)
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Originally Posted by Fieldsweeper View Post

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.

Ya, a lot of these 'science' folk forget about this term the professional community throws around called 'ethics'. The question in which people confuse politics and religion with is the core argument of the ethics behind such practice. Now the community here is going to assume my position on the subject. rolleyes.gif

This 'cloning' methodology has been known and been plausible for quite some time. Nothing new here.
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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

What if they are born blind due to a genetic defect? The cloned eye will have the same faults.
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post #17 of 37
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What if they are born blind due to a genetic defect? The cloned eye will have the same faults.

Then we change their genetic code. We have already completely mapped the human Genome, and super computers can be used to isolate the parts to be changed. We have the technology to do this, it just hasn't come together yet due to the whole "designer babies scenario."
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Either stick to the topic or you will be infracted/warned.
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Then we change their genetic code. We have already completely mapped the human Genome, and super computers can be used to isolate the parts to be changed. We have the technology to do this, it just hasn't come together yet due to the whole "designer babies scenario."

Mapping the genetic code was never the boon to the medical field that people thought it would be. We still have no idea what the vast majority of the genome codes for/does since the products are not always easily tied to the nucleotide sequence. Not to mention the nightmare that alternative splicing can make of things.
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http://www.thefrisky.com/2009-06-26/looking-for-10k-donate-your-eggs-to-research/


Wish I was able to donate biggrin.gif
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