Re: Ban on Human Cloning

Zeb Haradon (
Wed, 17 Nov 1999 18:05:24 -0800

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?
If so, I recommend to everyone reading this to learn as much about cloning methods as possible, if you are in a position to do so. Cloning for the purpose of procreation is pretty pointless, unless you have medical problems making you infertile. Its use in anti-aging technology is understated though. Stem cells which new, young organs could be grown from would be rejection-proof if cloned from the individual they are to be placed into. It's also possible that neural stem cells could hold as much promise in combating general aging-related dementia as they do for specific diseases like alzheimer's and parkinson's, or maybe even enhance memory and cognitive function in normal individuals. Given the hysteria over cloning, and its imminent banning (I'm 99% confident it will be banned for several decades at least), it's important to set up an infastructure of some sort in which research and medical usage of cloning can be done illegally.

Zeb Haradon
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