clone will give new life
Dr Zhavoronkov, of a Hong Kong-based firm that makes drugs to treat age-related diseases, believes the technology will be available to humans within the lifetime of today’s children. This would provide humans with ‘spare’ internal organs, such as a heart, liver or lungs, if they were unhealthy. These organs will be removed from the clone and transplanted into the human body. Zhavoronkov believes that in the future it will become as accessible as a car or an iPhone.
Why is the idea of human cloning controversial?
However, the idea of human cloning is highly controversial due to scientific difficulties. High mortality and physical deformities have been observed in animal clones. There are also some ethical concerns about making a human being genetically identical to any other person who exists or has ever existed. According to the US National Human Genome Research Institute, this may violate the principles of personal liberty and identity.