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    Re: Should we learn to clone body parts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Are we being like a Dr. Frankenstein here?
    Dr. Frankenstein didn't clone...
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    Re: Should we learn to clone body parts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Dr. Frankenstein didn't clone...
    True...he more or less stiched some random vaguely matching body parts from multiple humans together.
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    Re: Should we learn to clone body parts?

    My wife had most of her upper arm removed because of cancer. She is in pain every single day. She cannot work and cannot drive, and is essentially handicapped.

    If there was a way to clone a new muscle for her and give her her life back again, I would do anything.

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    Re: Should we learn to clone body parts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    My wife had most of her upper arm removed because of cancer. She is in pain every single day. She cannot work and cannot drive, and is essentially handicapped.

    If there was a way to clone a new muscle for her and give her her life back again, I would do anything.
    then I hope this happens very soon, I wish your wife well, and you be strong for her.

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    Re: Should we learn to clone body parts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Should we develop the science of cloning human body parts? Mind you, I don't mean the cloning of an entire human being, just organs. The advantages would be vast. If someone has a bad heart, liver, lung, kidney, or some other organ, it would be possible to grow and transplant a replacement, which is genetically designed for that person. There would be no anti-rejection drugs needed. We also would not have to wait for someone to die who has donated an organ.

    However, cloning is scary. Are we being like a Dr. Frankenstein here?

    They already are 'growing' body parts.

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    Re: Should we learn to clone body parts?

    Absolutely yes. Thousands of people die each year becasue they were on organ donation lists and couldn't get organs fast enough. Who knows how many more die because they were rejected for an organ transplant in the first place. If we made organ cloning fast and cheap enough that would stop happening.
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    Re: Should we learn to clone body parts?

    They had a 60 minutes segment on this a while back. Interesting stuff.

    60 Minutes - Growing Body Parts Video
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    Re: Should we learn to clone body parts?

    If we could really clone and replace body parts, then the body would never wear out, would it? Just keep replacing parts, and the body keeps going on forever just like an old classic car. Maybe science could even learn to improve on parts, so that the individual will get stronger and fitter, maybe even smarter, like that old classic car with a modern engine.

    I'm for it. I've already got a few parts that are showing some wear and tear.
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    Re: Should we learn to clone body parts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Should we learn to clone body parts?
    ABSOLUTELY - the parasites who control governmnts today are already doing it for them selves, they just don't consider us as equal, and not all of us are in fact humans, but neither are most of them.

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    Re: Should we learn to clone body parts?

    Quote Originally Posted by rytis View Post
    ABSOLUTELY - the parasites who control governmnts today are already doing it for them selves
    I was not aware of this. To my knowledge this science is in its infancy, not ready to be used by the public.

    Quote Originally Posted by rytis View Post
    they just don't consider us as equal
    Mmmm...and why have politicians fought for equality? (especially at times that it was not 'politically' smart to do so, i.e. wouldn't garner votes)

    Quote Originally Posted by rytis View Post
    and not all of us are in fact humans, but neither are most of them.
    Why? are these your friends?
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