Re: Human Cloning: The Trade-In Strategy

Anders Sandberg (
Mon, 24 Feb 1997 19:50:54 +0100 (MET)

On Mon, 24 Feb 1997, Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

> > If this is the case, can we reasonably expect to see the eight sheep
> > come down sick with something for which their immune system has no
> > defense?
> > Kathryn Aegis
> I would expect the new sheep to become unhealthy when their "mother"
> is old and decrepit; at which point they will be younger and decrepit.

Huh? There is no reason at all for this. I'm not even sure if the
similarities in the immune systems will have any noticeable effect; it is
quite good at randomizing its genes on its own.

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