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Human cloning 'within 50 years'
    #653195 - 12/30/12 12:52 AM (3 years, 11 months ago)

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Parents who lose children in accidents may be able to clone "copies" to replace them within 50 years, a British scientist who won this year's Nobel prize for medicine has predicted.

Sir John Gurdon, whose work cloning frogs in the 1950s and 60s led to the later creation of Dolly the sheep by Edinburgh scientists in 1996, said that progression to human cloning could happen within half a century.

Although any attempt to clone an entire human would raise a host of complex ethical issues, the biologist claimed people would soon overcome their concerns if the technique became medically useful.

In-vitro fertilisation was regarded with extreme suspicion when it was first developed but became widely accepted after the birth of Louise Brown, the first "test tube baby", in 1978, he explained.

Major improvements in cloning methods would have to be made before they could be applied to humans because the vast majority of cloned animal embryos today are deformed, he added.

Speaking on BBC Radio Four's The Life Scientific, Sir John said he had predicted at the time of his frog experiments that the successful cloning of a mammal would happen within 50 years, and that "maybe the same answer is appropriate" for the step to human cloning.



He said: "When my first frog experiments were done an eminent American reporter came down and said 'How long will it be before these things can be done in mammals or humans?'

"I said: 'Well, it could be anywhere between 10 years and 100 years – how about 50 years? It turned out that wasn't far off the mark as far as Dolly was concerned. Maybe the same answer is appropriate."

Sir John added that cloning a human being effectively means making an identical twin, and doctors would therefore simply be "copying what nature has already produced".

He said: "I take the view that anything you can do to relieve suffering or improve human health will usually be widely accepted by the public – that is to say if cloning actually turned out to be solving some problems and was useful to people, I think it would be accepted."

During public lectures the Cambridge University scientist said he regularly asks his audience if they would be in favour of allowing parents of deceased children, who are no longer fertile, to create another using the mother's eggs and skin cells from the first child, assuming the technique was safe and effective.

"The average vote on that is 60 per cent in favour," he said. "The reasons for 'no' are usually that the new child would feel they were some sort of a replacement for something and not valid in their own right.

"But if the mother and father, if relevant, want to follow that route, why should you or I stop them?"




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Re: Human cloning 'within 50 years' [Re: Deadkndys420]
    #653207 - 12/30/12 01:36 AM (3 years, 11 months ago)

I hope they clone mila kunis



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Re: Human cloning 'within 50 years' [Re: P-O]
    #653311 - 12/31/12 10:46 AM (3 years, 11 months ago)

That was an interesting article..

If human cloning was going on imagine all the lil hotties( men as well as women :wink:) that would be running around. The world would be a much prettier place.

I'm game.


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Re: Human cloning 'within 50 years' [Re: Phoenix420]
    #653386 - 01/01/13 04:04 PM (3 years, 11 months ago)

I have no doubt whatsoever that human cloning has been occurring probably for almost a hundred years. The population is just not told about it in terms of using humans.

You would not believe how incredibly easy it is to clone a human.:eek:

How easy you ask.

Well all you need is some sterile instruments, a half decent microscope and just basic understanding of human anatomy.

Step one. Remove from a female ovary one unfertilized egg.
Step two . Remove the nucleus of the unfertilized egg.

Step three. Take any cell from the donors body and remove the nucleus from the cell.

Step 4. Insert the DNA strand from the donor into the centre of the region of the unfertilized egg.

Step 5. Insert egg back into female uterus.

Bingo, if all connects well you will produce an exact clone.

It is that easy.:thumbup:





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Re: Human cloning 'within 50 years' [Re: sloantbone]
    #653409 - 01/01/13 11:30 PM (3 years, 11 months ago)



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Re: Human cloning 'within 50 years' [Re: sloantbone]
    #653410 - 01/01/13 11:45 PM (3 years, 11 months ago)

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Well all you need is some sterile instruments, a half decent microscope and just basic understanding of human anatomy.







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Re: Human cloning 'within 50 years' [Re: Deadkndys420]
    #653793 - 01/05/13 03:22 AM (3 years, 10 months ago)

The Singularity Is Near


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Re: Human cloning 'within 50 years' [Re: King Koopa]
    #653833 - 01/05/13 12:13 PM (3 years, 10 months ago)

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Well all you need is some sterile instruments, a half decent microscope and just basic understanding of human anatomy.







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