But human reproductive cloning
would be every bit as misguided and dangerous now as it was then.
gov/25020028) National Institutes of Health , for this type of cloning, also known as reproductive cloning
, scientists remove a mature somatic cell (any type of cell, except a sperm or egg cell) from the animal the scientists wish to copy.
Two mitochondrial replacement therapy scenarios would result in genetic modification of an individual's germ line, and one of these involves human reproductive cloning
It would be naive to say this isn't a step closer to irresponsible people attempting reproductive cloning
," said Gerald Schatten, an animal-cloning researcher at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, who opposes human cloning but supports the research.
The advancement aroused immediate worries of reproductive cloning
, the possibility of generating genetic duplicates of people.
Indeed, human reproductive cloning
profoundly challenges our deepest and most cherished beliefs and opens vast new arenas for scientific investigation.
Human reproductive cloning
is not yet a reality, but this has not stopped speculation from scientists, philosophers, and theologians.
The studies at UAB can not only be applied to reproductive cloning
of animal models, but can also be used for the reprogramming of cells for therapeutic aims.
She wrote, "To be very clear, the University of Minnesota is opposed to reproductive cloning
and any cloning designed to produce a new human being" (emphasis added).
Meanwhile, human reproductive cloning
remains legal at the Federal level and in most states.
takes DNA from the donor and transfers it into an egg which has most of its own genetic material removed.
For example, the entry on religious personnel quotes how the Geneva Conventions' Protocol I defines the term, whereas the entry on the reproductive cloning
of human beings merely quotes the Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights to the extent that "Practices which are contrary to human dignity, such as reproductive cloning
of human beings, shall not be permitted.