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China considers human cloning

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OverSword

From the article:

The Chinese scientist behind the world's biggest cloning factory has technology advanced enough to replicate humans, he told AFP, and is only holding off for fear of the public reaction.

Boyalife Group and its partners are building the giant plant in the northern Chinese port of Tianjin, where it is due to go into production within the next seven months and aims for an output of one million cloned cows a year by 2020.

But cattle are only the beginning of chief executive Xu Xiaochun's ambitions.

In the factory pipeline are also thoroughbred racehorses, as well as pet and police dogs, specialised in searching and sniffing.

Boyalife is already working with its South Korean partner Sooam and the Chinese Academy of Sciences to improve primate cloning capacity to create better test animals for disease research.

And it is a short biological step from monkeys to humans -- potentially raising a host of moral and ethical controversies.

"The technology is already there," Xu said. "If this is allowed, I don't think there are other companies better than Boyalife that make better technology."

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seeder

Like they dont already have a population problem...... :no:

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OverSword

The article doesn't say why they would want to clone humans. Anyone got a theory? Possibly for organ harvesting is my guess.

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Nuclear Wessel

@OverSword: The Island wouldn't have anything to do with that line of thinking, now, would it?

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Lucas Cooper Merrin

human cloning will have been done years ago! This will be the honed and perfected attempt that they will allow the world to see!

The Russians will be long past human cloning, they will have created hideous hybrid creatures by now!

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MisterMan

The article doesn't say why they would want to clone humans. Anyone got a theory? Possibly for organ harvesting is my guess.

Actually, it does:

"Unfortunately, currently, the only way to have a child is to have it be half its mum, half its dad," said Xu. "Maybe in the future you have three choices instead of one. You either have fifty-fifty, or you have a choice of having the genetics 100 percent from Daddy or 100 percent from Mummy."""

Maybe not a good reason, but it was stated.

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PrisonerX

I'd not be surprised to find out that experimentation with human cloning has been going on for years already, just behind the scenes. The ethical principles of the public don't always ensure these things do not happen entirely. Of course, this is just speculation, but I wouldn't put such a thing passed mankind.

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OverSword

I'd not be surprised to find out that experimentation with human cloning has been going on for years already, just behind the scenes. The ethical principles of the public don't always ensure these things do not happen entirely. Of course, this is just speculation, but I wouldn't put such a thing passed mankind.

I don't think so. Not because there are not scientists out there that would love to do it, but because it's an expensive process and companies that own the equipment capable of doing it wouldn't spend the money since there would be no immediate return on the investment.

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FlyingAngel

- organs harvest

- cloning intelligent scientist like Einstein then keep in a cage

And this is the final destination

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BeastieRunner

... you'd have to raise Einstien's clone exactly the same as he was to get the same results ...

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Calibeliever

... you'd have to raise Einstien's clone exactly the same as he was to get the same results ...

Common sense would say you're right. But someone is going to want to run that experiment to be sure.

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jarjarbinks

Serious question guys : If you were a scientist capable of cloning a human, would you do it if a very very rich chinese (or whatever country the guy come from) would ask you to clone a top model because he want to have her as a sex slave ? (were talking about millions of $ in exchange of your work)

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iUser

Why would anybody want to clone humans? Slavery is highly profitable and man-made clones can't claim human rights. Can't wait to start this fight...

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iUser

Why would anybody want to clone humans? Slavery is highly profitable and man-made clones can't claim human rights. Can't wait to start this fight...

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FlyingAngel

Serious question guys : If you were a scientist capable of cloning a human, would you do it if a very very rich chinese (or whatever country the guy come from) would ask you to clone a top model because he want to have her as a sex slave ? (were talking about millions of $ in exchange of your work)

Is there anything that prevent us from saying yes?

$ + woman (I on test on her first), it's a win-win situation

Why would anybody want to clone humans? Slavery is highly profitable and man-made clones can't claim human rights. Can't wait to start this fight...

They can't claim human rights? Unless you can prove they are clones and not humans.

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iUser

Is there anything that prevent us from saying yes?

$ + woman (I on test on her first), it's a win-win situation

They can't claim human rights? Unless you can prove they are clones and not humans.

Hmmm...I'd call you naive, but for that crude first statement. There are currently an estimated 30 million slaves in the world today, all inarguably human, yet unable to claim human rights secondary to oppression or discrimination. Odds are good that nobody will need to prove anything. There will always be those who look to own others, whether for profit, or just for personal interests more along the lines of your creepy idea of "product" testing.

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FlyingAngel

Hmmm...I'd call you naive, but for that crude first statement. There are currently an estimated 30 million slaves in the world today, all inarguably human, yet unable to claim human rights secondary to oppression or discrimination. Odds are good that nobody will need to prove anything. There will always be those who look to own others, whether for profit, or just for personal interests more along the lines of your creepy idea of "product" testing.

Slave? Where?

Probably because they accept that, accept a job even when the owner mistreat them.

Clone is slave? When? No one can own the clones except that one can give what the clones want. It's a trade. Give the clone 50k$ to build their life, simple.

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