Re: Hawking on Cloning

Thom Quinn (
Mon, 24 Mar 1997 13:35:09 -0600

> On Mon, 24 Mar 1997, Thom Quinn wrote:
> > What about altering just a few of the Hawkings clone's genes so he does
> > not develop the disease that has crippled his body?

Anders Sandberg wrote:
> The interesting question is of course if he would have become the
> world-class physicist he is today without his illness. It may have forced
> him into theoretical physics.
Anders got to what I was thinking: pleitropy of genes and that
combination of genes acting together as a system. Hawkins was a well
known scientist before he started to show any symptoms, but how would
removing the so-called bad genes effect the clone?