Re: Ban on Human Cloning
Sat, 20 Nov 1999 14:27:08 EST

In a message dated 11/17/1999 8:06:42 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> How hard is it to clone a human? I heard, from a biology major, that it's
> *relatively* easy, that she could do it herself with a few thousand dollars
> worth of equipment. Does anyone know if this is correct?
I suspect when this person mean't clonning, she mean't it in a "Dolly" sense of the word. This would mean a real live-breathing host -mother of course. What is more meaningful to us as a species, is the 'clonning' of organs in-vitro; so thay can be trans-planted into people.

I once heard a British bio-ethicist and scientist say that as long as organs did not appear to take on 'full' human form, such as a full human head, etc. Most people would find this acceptable. How far away is this technology? I will err on the side of caution, and say its more likely to be a successful technology of the 22nd century; rather then the 21st.