Cloning for humans?

By: Lara Hartley

What are we thinking?

Even with practiced efforts, some 25 percent of cloned animals have overt problems, Lanza notes--minor slips during reprogramming, culturing or handling of the embryos can lead to developmental errors. Attempting to clone a human would be so risky, Lanza says, it "would be like sending a baby up into space in a rocket that has a 50-50 chance of blowing up."

In the U.S., not all states have banned human reproductive cloning. The United Nations has adopted a nonbinding ban. If human cloning happens, it will "occur in a less restrictive area of the world--probably by some wealthy eccentric individual," Lanza conjectures. Will we recoil in horror or grow to accept cloning as we have in vitro fertilization? Certainly developing new ways to create life will force us to think about the responsibilities of wielding such immense scientific power.

Cloning Info

Think of this as cat in the hat. Thing 1 and thing 2 are twins. So technically cloning is used everywhere like its no big deal but it really is. Imagine what life would be if everyone was a clone, life would be so boring. Everyone would be the same.