Media: Time Essay: Pro Cloning

Gregory Sullivan (
Sun, 8 Feb 1998 21:40:56 -0500 (EST)

Below is the beginning of an essay that appears in Time magazine:
The Case For Cloning
FEBRUARY 9, 1998 VOL. 151 NO. 5

The benefits of this bold technique outweigh the risks, and the danger is
not what you think


An elderly man develops macular degeneration, a disease that destroys
vision. To bolster his failing eyesight, he receives a transplant of
healthy retinal tissue--cloned from his own cells and cultivated in a lab

A baby girl is born free of the gene that causes Tay-Sachs disease, even
though both her parents are carriers. The reason? In the embryonic cell
from which she was cloned, the flawed gene was replaced with normal DNA.

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