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    As far a I know, no viable human clone exists, is human cloning more difficult than say sheep cloning, and why?


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    I believe there are laws against human cloning, so there is little research into it. In principle, it should be no harder than cloning a sheep.

    Sheep even have more chromosomes than humans.


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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_cloning#Techniques

    I think that a scientist actually did make 5 clones (in cell form, obviously). But, they were later destroyed.
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    Have you ever seen "O Clone"? It was a Brazilian TV series I found very interesting, at least conceptual.

    There are 2 twins. One of them dies in a helicopter accident and his godfather (scientist) clones the other twin just to have his brother back "alive".
    Science fiction, of course, but the concept was really great. This clone grows up til 20 and he starts wondering what's up with his family (they all black, he is white) and makes some research. At the end of the movie you realize there is no point in cloning someone, because he can't find a place in this world. No parents, no origins...he doesn't belong here. All that suffering for nothing...? And on top of that, he will always feel he's a version 2.0 of an original.
    Kinda sucks to be a clone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Numii
    Have you ever seen "O Clone"? It was a Brazilian TV series I found very interesting, at least conceptual.

    There are 2 twins. One of them dies in a helicopter accident and his godfather (scientist) clones the other twin just to have his brother back "alive".
    Science fiction, of course, but the concept was really great. This clone grows up til 20 and he starts wondering what's up with his family (they all black, he is white) and makes some research. At the end of the movie you realize there is no point in cloning someone, because he can't find a place in this world. No parents, no origins...he doesn't belong here. All that suffering for nothing...? And on top of that, he will always feel he's a version 2.0 of an original.
    Kinda sucks to be a clone.
    Firstly, if he's an exact identical clone of a black child, I think it's pretty unlikely that he can be such a different skin tone as to be classified as white. Secondly, a completely genetically identical clone would be no different than any other human, especially if it is brought to term inside a woman's womb. It's genes are still a combination of the genes in the mother and the father, so of course it has parents. It would only end up different and perhaps feel isolated if it was treated that way by other people.
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    He was in a black woman's womb. Mother thought he was her child, but she was just used to carry out this clone up to birth.

    Yes, he was like any other human being. He seemed normal. He WAS normal. But there is a point where you need your roots. =/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Numii
    He was in a black woman's womb. Mother thought he was her child, but she was just used to carry out this clone up to birth.

    Yes, he was like any other human being. He seemed normal. He WAS normal. But there is a point where you need your roots. =/
    Genetically, his roots would be no different than those of any other human. Should a child who was born in a surrogate mother's womb because his or her mother had health problems couldn't do it feel like he or she has no roots? Should a child who was the result of in vitro fertilization because his or her parents had trouble conceiving on their own feel like he or she has no roots?
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    Nature regularly makes human clones. Identical twins.
    "Kill them all and let God sort them out."

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