6th June 2005 – Cloning

A discussion on cloning – will there ever be another you?

cloning

Dr Brian Lieberman from Manchester University St Mary’s hospital led us into a discussion on cloning and explained the principles and difficulties with reference to studies of twins brought up separately.

There did not seem to be many ethical issues raised by the group. The consensus seemed to be “what would be the point of cloning a human other than stem cell production to cure diseases?”.

The current legislation which allows experiments on embryos up to 14 days old was not seen as a major constraint as the technology would have difficulty keeping embryos alive in the lab for more than 5/6 days.

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