Cloning of a Human

By choi Q.

What's it about??

The article discusses the future possibility of human cloning, the biological engineering involved in cloning, developmental errors that could ensue incloning humans, and moral and ethical aspects of the enterprise. Scientist Robert Lanza and molecular technologist George M. Church are cited in regard to these scientific and moral issues.

The start

The start

Ever since the birth of Dolly the sheep in 1996, human cloning for reproductive purposes has seemed inevitable. Notwithstanding past dubious claims of such an achievement--including one by a company backed by a UFO cult-- no human clones have been made, other than those born naturally as identical twins. Despite success with other mammals, the process has proved much more difficult in humans--which may strike some people as comforting and others as disappointing.