My guess is YES!. This is founded in a very scientific method based upon on some hard core facts analyzed from no actual data, as well as an observation of their culture while viewing the internet (which never lies right?), also I used my gut. Yep – Chinas has absolutely cloned a human.
For the first time, scientists say they have created a cloned primate using the same intricate cloning technique that gave birth to Dolly sheep in 1996. Human cloning can now be used to produce early embryos, US scientists have found, marking a major step forward in medicine.
Although clones are found in nature, it is not always possible for scientists to create clones of identical copies of an organism. Cloning makes it possible to genetically modify monkey cells in a bowl, to grow the cells in large numbers and then to produce a clone from these cells. The aim is not to create a cloned human being (reproductive cloning), but to harvest stem cells that can be used for research into human development and potential treatment of diseases. This procedure, sometimes referred to as nuclear transplantation (here called “produced stem cell”), would be used to produce pluripotent (ES) cells that are genetically identical to the transplant recipient’s cell.
Firstly, it must be pointed out that cloning technology has not yet been developed to such an extent that it would be possible to produce a healthy human individual from a clone. Technically, it is not difficult to create clones from an embryo, but human cloning has other hurdles to consider.
Therapeutic cloning is an active area of research, but it is nowhere near medical practice in the world until 2020. Therapeutic cloning would involve the creation of a healthy human clone from a human embryo, rather than an animal clone. Although therapeutic human cloning has not been commercially exploited and animals are currently cloned in laboratories for animal production, the prospect of human clones is still theoretical.
As a way to improve the genetic endowment of humanity, human cloning has been proposed as a means of cloning the recognised human virtues of intelligence, intelligence and creativity. Some even went so far as to suggest that the technology of human cloning could be used to replace a couple’s deceased child with a clone. Most established scientists have abandoned all attempts to reproduce human clones, including the British embryologist who led the team that cloned Dolly sheep, Richard Gardner, who heads the Department of Genetics at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Although Dolly was the first animal to be cloned from adult cells, scientists do not know what happens to the donor’s DNA after cloning. It is unclear what the result of the cloning process is, as four sister clones born from the same cell line as Dolly had none of these problems. The most recent revelation about cloning came in 2014, when scientists came up with the idea of creating stem cells that are genetically tailored to adult patients. Despite this success, the birth of a viable SCNT primate clone would not occur until 2018, and scientists are now using other cloning techniques.
In 2000, researchers cloned a monkey for the first time, but they did so by splitting the embryo after fertilization, essentially producing only genetically identical twins. This technique, known as somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), represented an extraordinary advance in the science of cloning, which led to an already-fully-grown sheep. Cloning technology remains largely in scientific laboratories, and there are no complete human clones.
The film, which plays on the worst stereotypes of evil and uncontrolled scientists, does not challenge us to think seriously about cloning and to consider the possibility that human reproductive cloning could ever become a reality, but rather to consider what we would have to consider if we were to consider it. Even if the science is true, it cannot be simplified, and BluePrint offers a thoughtful reflection on human cloning. The film’s social realism has been reviewed by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post, among others.
What would have to happen to convince us now and in the future that human cloning is a good idea? What is the next regulation or control over the production of clones and what do we think of those who have good intentions? The science of cloning has rarely been precise, although full-grown clones (which are the same age as the original in Clone High) are produced immediately. If we know very little about cloning, trying to clone a human can be a disaster, but I think we have the best intentions.
In many parts of the world there are laws prohibiting reproductive cloning and pending laws prohibiting cloning for research purposes, but Rhode Island law does not prohibit cloning research. Although the benefits of cloning are numerous and it is a concept that will completely change the way the human species exists, the controversy surrounding human cloning must not lead to a ban. In the US, human beings can be cloned for research purposes, and some states, such as New York, New Jersey and California, allow human cloning for research or medical purposes.