Cady, The Girl Who Died In 2002 Might Live Again

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago in Science
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1172587/Cady-little-girl-killed-2002-car-crash-live-clone.html

Cady, who was 10 when she died in a car crash, might be brought back to life with controversial experiment. Playing God?
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Female 1,398
They`re not bringing back Cady; they`re making someone that looks like her. Humans are defined by personality, not looks.
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Male 907
"Holy crap, it`s like the book Double Identity. Don`t do it! Once the clone finds out they`re a clone, they`ll never live a happy life.

When I read the title, I thought it meant they were going to literally bring her back to life. That would`ve been awesome."

YEEESS! So I`m not the only one that read that book.

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Male 3,255
@Blakcat71388

Yea, seems like what scientists call "cloning" is really nothing like you would think real cloning would be, lol.

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Male 3,255
Science > *

Anyone who says otherwise is a hindrance to our species.

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Female 231
I wish they`d stop referring to Cady as "the dead girl"
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Male 3,431
This is a VERY BAD IDEA. Humans are too damn stupid to use this technology in a fruitful and beneficial way. Someone is guaranteed to screw something up with disastrous consequences.
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Female 2,064
Holy crap, it`s like the book Double Identity. Don`t do it! Once the clone finds out they`re a clone, they`ll never live a happy life.

When I read the title, I thought it meant they were going to literally bring her back to life. That would`ve been awesome.

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Male 311
"I think it`s sick from a religious stand point; just my opinion,I`m not trying to egg anyone. It also is wrong on the basis that if babies were to be born of corpses it would happen naturally. "
that was the most retarded argument ive ever heard.


its cruel on the clones really, forget religion, ethics and that, the clone will have a really pooty life

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Male 1,153
gotta feel sorry for the new girl theyr gonna create. thats who you have to think about, not about the parents or the dead girl.
this new girl is something different. she wont be the same
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Male 90
1. this is cruel to the cloned people
2. this is cruel to the mothers unless they knew what they were signing up for
3. This is not the way to solve the population crisis!
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Female 385
I think it`s sick from a religious stand point; just my opinion,I`m not trying to egg anyone. It also is wrong on the basis that if babies were to be born of corpses it would happen naturally. Why is the science of cloning people so fascinating? Last I checked we`re at 6 billion and counting. Great in a few years not only will I have to fight idiots for air but clones as well.
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Male 192
If you clone the person, then technically it isn`t the real person. There is so much that makes this clone like going out to walmart and buying a talking mannequin.
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Female 231
that`s creepy to do. Anyway, when I first read that title I freaked out thinking that we are all screwed and the zombie apocalypse was upon us any day now. That douche is going to to be the one who starts it.
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Male 1,232
Too much to read.
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Female 1,112
It`s interesting that Mary Shelly was brought up, because she probably would have been all for the cloning, but maybe would have thought twice when the quality of life for the clone was brought up... that was the point of her book.

I agree with fluffypink or whatever her name is

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Female 6
Religion, Natural Selection - no matter which way you see it - we all know it is wrong.
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Male 91
I dont think it should be stopped because people claim there is a magic man in the sky.
but i think it should be questioned as the clones would have a limited life.

keep religeon out of science.

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Male 40
lol Sifo Dias, nice parallel
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Male 339
Is this guys Jedi name Master Sifo Dias?

***watches the two other people who got this laugh***

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Male 4,290
RyanF701: "Who the f*ck are we as humans to say what is right and what is wrong? Seriously."

Who else is there?

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Male 37
Its hardly her whos living again though is it? just someone who looks exactly like her.
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Male 4,290
I think it`s too soon for human cloning. We`re not ready for that yet.
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Male 2,586
It`s a telomere problem... (in laymans terms) every time chromosomes are doubled during mitosis, the ends of them shorten. This means that when you`re older, your DNa is literally eating itself away.
This is why taking a mature person`s DNa and introducing it into an egg is flawed as the DNa is already aged - hence all the problems that Dolly the sheep had
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Female 382
reading this makes me want to watch Clone High LOL
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Female 854
Ya know....one bad scientific move and we get zombies. }-)
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Male 1,365
Death is only hard on the living, this is f#cked. It`s the equivalent of the guy who can`t get over hi first girlfriend so he only dates women that look like her and tries to change them to be like her. Sick.
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Female 876
I definitely thought cloning would be a lot cooler. But I gotta` admit - it`s really not. Oh, wow, we`re taking someone`s DNA and making someone else... With the same DNA. Who is probably going to act nothing like the person they were cloned from. And might not even look like them.

Gee wiz.

Anyone hear about the cloned horse? Apparently, the clone was a different color than the horse from which the DNA was obtained. Yeah, real impressive.

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Male 8,300
> GRadde
> Frankenstein? Or wait, what`s the feminin name for Frankenstein? Frankensteina?

No, it doesn`t change because Frankenstein is the SURNAME, he was Doctor Frankenstein and the monster was Dr Frankenstein`s monster; it had no name.

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Female 16
Ok. My thoughts on why this is bad - nothing to do with Zombies etc. But, the world is already overcrowded with Humans. Illness and disease is Natures way of slowing our extreme over-population down. It`s like natural selection.
Some people can`t have children. That`s it. Awful, but true. There are enough children being abused, or in care, and adoption has been a great option for many years.
My brother and his wife had a beautiful permature baby, and he only lived for 11 days. They were devastated by his death. Heartbroken. But would they have considered having his precious life cloned - absolutely not! It would not take away the heartache and pain that they went through. As hard as it is to come to terms with, he passed away for a reason. They went on to have 2 more brilliant kids.
Cloning is not a good idea. Whether on a human or an animal
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Male 1,929
I wonder what Mary Shelley would say if she were alive today...

"Frankenstein is the name of the Doctor, not the facking monster!!"
Mark Steel FTW

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Male 2,552
Frankenstein? Or wait, what`s the feminin name for Frankenstein? Frankensteina?
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Male 272
not playing god, playing zombie jesus.
SO WRONG
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Female 1,963
Whoa. That`s pretty hardcore. I also love the fact that "A jolt from an electric current makes the egg divide and develop into an embryo." That just further enhances my image of this going on in a secret laboratory, with a mad scientist harvesting lightning and directing it at some woman strapped to a table, while wildly cackling "It`s ALIIVEE!!"
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Male 1,051
Bout time, Let`s clone Chuck Norris. We can call him Snake.

jk obviously

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Male 9,305
I thought it had a tabloid look when I saw that page, but I didn`t put too much thought into it at the time.
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Male 133
"Playing god". Pfft wake up.
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Female 101
gross gross!!
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Male 777
drat you nonexistent deities and get experimenting on those cadavers. They`re dead, it`s not like they can give a f*ck.
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Male 467
Ahh, so this is how the rage of zombies will begin.
Awesomeness! Better go find me a survival plan.. (Yes, I don`t have one yet..)

Seriously though; it`s just a clone, it`s like being your own twin. Nature has "first" on that one, why would anyone be apalled by this?

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Male 151
People always make a fuss. My belief is that if the relations of the deceased want it, why deny it? It shall be there problem not ours.
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Female 1,112
As a proud athiest... drat the god notion and get pluggin... however I think this intelligence would be better spent on how to clean up that slum in India....
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Male 332
I say go for it, but have a shotgun prepared in case she turns into a fast moving zombie.
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Male 16
Dailymail

enough said /thread

Daily mail is like the national enquirer

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Male 2,486
Who the f*ck are we as humans to say what is right and what is wrong? Seriously.

We`re nothing in the grand scheme of things, absolutely nothing.

In my opinion, they should go ahead and do it, screw what everyone else says. So what if people get upset over it, f*ck em`, they don`t matter anyway.

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Male 626
Wasn`t there a horror movie that was kinda like this called "Godsend" made a few years back?
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Female 1,386
Personally, I think its cool, and if people have the money... then sure, why not? I don`t get why everyone is fine with animals being cloned, but freak out when its people. Sometimes I swear we only just crawled out of the Dark ages. The world is not flat, Photographs don`t steal your soul, and cloning is not going to bring down some "wrath of God" nor will the future likely be filled with vast armies of cloned Hitlers.
I think it`d be kind of cool to raise a clone of myself and see how different outcomes in life completely change a person. It would be facinating in a way to see who I might have been if I didn`t have such weird parents. :P
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Male 619
no no no no no this is wrong wrong wrong wrong.
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Female 4,197
I am so so torn between cloning being helpful for amputee victims and such, or being so very wrong and we are all going to hell for it
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Female 1,589
Shame on the parent(s) who would want this in the first place.
Just because the child may LOOK like the one who died, doesn`t mean they are the same person.
Imagine when they get older and know that the only reason they were born is because the parents wanted their other child back.
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Female 81
this is whats gonna lead to zombies :/
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Female 262
Misleading title. Cloning =/= resurrection.
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Female 4,225
no-no-no-no-NOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

This is 100% playing God/nature/nature personified

No Marandas *Wonders if someone will get the reference*

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Male 702
Who needs clones?
Pet Cemetery does just as good a job AND has the endorsement of a famous writer!
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Female 767
The only way to bring someone back to life is to use your Paranormal career reward to call up the Grim Reaper and offer up enough money to get em back. However, if you don`t pay enough, they come back as zombies.
Don`t you guys play computer games? (:
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Female 1,269
i dont like this at all...
my mom died when i was 12 i would never want something like this because if something went wrong with her "clone"...like deformity or behavioral problems that`d be my last memories of her...not the way she was.

that`d drat me up...

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Male 336
ha
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Male 376
The very idea frightens me to be honest.
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Male 430
I thought it said his name was Dr. Zaius at first.
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Female 1,006
People realize that a clone is not going to be the exact same person, don`t they? It`s more like an identical twin than the same person.

People are dumb.

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Male 1,629
"bottle of chloroform" that is awesome davymid

i have to agree completely davy. lookin good opie

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Female 323
this is creepy. what it this makes the world turn into a zombie apocalypse...
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Male 2,958
-i think they should go ahead and see if they can clone her, but abort her before she reaches that un-abortable age. that way we could say that we could do it, and the girl wouldnt have to live as someone elses clone.-

Definitely seems like the simplest and least controversial way to go about things.

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Male 8,300
> davymid
> Opie, snazzy new profile pic

> if I weren`t a married man - who does that stop?
> wasn`t 10 years your senior - close enough!
> weren`t work colleagues - never heard of drunken xmas work parties?
> a bottle of chloroform - and a few viagra!

Of course, that could explain why I keep getting erasers thrown at me...

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Male 362
i think they should go ahead and see if they can clone her, but abort her before she reaches that un-abortable age. that way we could say that we could do it, and the girl wouldnt have to live as someone elses clone.
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Male 1,347
I don`t see why its even called `playing god` if we find a way to do it and are capable of making it happen it isn`t playing [quote]god[/quote], its playing human. I realize that many bad things can happen w this but it is what it is and is nothing more than an ethics debate.
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Male 1,540
"all of the cloned animals are sterill and canot have babies.....Think of the girl when she grows up and cant have kids."

No need for an abortion. Awesome!

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Male 57
all of the cloned animals are sterill and canot have babies.....Think of the girl when she grows up and cant have kids.
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Male 1,086
That`s so sad....and very very unnerving/creepy. Thinking of all the "failure" versions of "Cady". And more frightening, what it means for there to be the "success". *gets shivers*
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Male 2,582
I can`t understand why people are afraid of this.
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Male 178
lol wcclark
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Female 15,763
"perfect genetic clones already exist and always have existed in nature folks"

Yeah, technically that`s not a clone...

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Male 1,204
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just to throw a wrench in the whole cloning "machine" debate...sorry to spoil your fun, but perfect genetic clones already exist and always have existed in nature folks..."

wrong. not perfect. from the moment of conception there is a whole new set of "epi genes" that are different for each and every person. no two people are genetically identical.

and what you pretty much said is, humans trying to play God. it`s been done time and time again, and each time it happens we see more problems. the price of civilization

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Male 731
Aw, I was hoping that somebody found a resurrection gauntlet.

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Male 914
just to throw a wrench in the whole cloning "machine" debate...sorry to spoil your fun, but perfect genetic clones already exist and always have existed in nature folks...

they`re called identical twins.

science is merely a "miniature reproduction" of nature in a more controlled environment.

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Male 1,788
"It`s a copy of a person. It won`t have the same personality or thought process."

...not yet. And even so, copying people is just leading down a bad road.

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Male 2,229
I don`t a problem with cloning, it self. I have problem with its application(s). And what`s to happen after cloning people refined or perfected?
My fear is this technology is going to be militarized once its perfected.
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Female 204
aww, i was hoping for a zombie style `living again`
i ws almost dissapointed it was just cloning
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Female 48
I have zero problems with cloning.

This is because the clone is NOT THE PERSON. I`ve never understood why people think this. It`s not going to be the same person. It`s a copy of a person. It won`t have the same personality or thought process.

I`m against THIS particular insance of cloning because people expect the clone to be this little girl. And it won`t ever be her.

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Female 857
Stupid Dolly the sheep; we share the same birthday.
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Female 15,763
"and I had a bottle of chloroform..."

That will NEVER stop being funny.

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Male 1,078
One word: No.
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Male 1,788
The apocalypse is coming!!
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Female 91
Wow. I feel for Cady and her parents, but this should not be. It`ll be a catastrophe.
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Male 3,842
Anyone who is an identical twin already has a clone. It wouldn`t be the same person. It would be her identical twin sister.
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Male 1,894
I`m not touching this one with a 10 foot pole
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Male 294
first of all, he would have to make many clones of her because it takes hundreds of tries to just get one to work, she would be deformed most likely, and there is a HUGE difference between natural reproduction and post mordem cloning. there is absolutely no reason to do this.
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Male 610
ugh! i was hoping this had something to do with exhuming her corpse, regenraating cell tissues and ultimately revivng her, but alas, we just aren`t that smart.....yet.
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Male 281
I would like a clone of myself if they perfected the process. Then all they would have to do is come up with a way to transplant my brain into it. Instant life do over. Then I could be Dr. Monkey
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Male 12,138
Opie, snazzy new profile pic. Damn, if I weren`t a married man, wasn`t 10 years your senior, we weren`t work colleagues, and I had a bottle of chloroform...
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Female 15,763
"y would u wanna make a cow baby"

Nominated for best comment.

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Male 4,393
cow eggs????
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Female 1,677
`This is for Cady. This is a mother expressing love for a daughter and trying to give her daughter life. `

Um no offense intended, but your daughter is dead, and you cannot `give her life`. Because she`s dead. If you want another kid, just have one naturally, which is about the same thing anyway, just LESS work. All you would be doing is giving a completely random child life, who may look like your daughter. Who is dead.

I understand grief, but come on, that`s just mental.

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Male 391
y would u wanna make a cow baby
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Female 15,763
Well yeah not only will it only be her genetics but it will be a defective her. We can barely clone a goat and have it live a year!
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Male 513
There`s too many people in this world for us to be cloning humans.
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Male 1,718
As LadyIsis says, if they are cloning her, it will not be the original her. Its like a twin. The only thing they will have in common would be physical. So she is not being reborn as her mind and soul died (sounds hippy and wierd but thats all i can be bothered to write at this late hour)
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Female 15,763
Wow, human cloning is DEFINITELY not far enough along for this to be performed without serious setbacks. The problem is that her cells would rapidly age, like what happens in the elderly. Because when we are at the zygote stage (like 2 cells in the womb) the processes which control cell division are at their absolute highest. But by the time we are born even (and for her at 10 years old, when they took her blood), the tiny fibers that pull our chromosomes apart are weathered and aged. Numerous cloning techniques in other animals, even very simple ones, has shown that because these spindle fibers aren`t perfect anymore the organism ages and dies very quickly.

It`s unethical because she would be dead by the time she was 10. Again. "Playing God" has nothing to do with it.

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Male 3,369
As allready is said, it`s not her it is (in theory) a new person sharing the same genes. Cloning in this manner is pointless.
I`m all for cloning body parts in a test tube ,such as growing new organs but not a full person to take them from. As said..this manner of cloning is pointless.
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Male 242
I don`t wanna be burried in a pet cemetary!
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Male 262
i want a clone, but just for parts... anyone see "The Island"?
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Male 9,305
Playing God, Playing god, playing God, oh hush you silly humans.

You`ve already domesticated the wolf and bred teacup poodles.

You`ve already taken fruit from the trees and turned it into hybrids and expanded their size and ripped the very seeds from their bodies.

You`ve already taken the smell of a rose and placed it in a glass bottle.


So now, you want to make a duplicate of a human being.

Just another notch in the belt.

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Female 403
If they did manage to clone her, it wouldn`t be her.
And it would be really weird knowing you were just a replica of a dead person, made to try to recreate who they were, and not just be yourself.
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Male 1,254
Its not her though, no prior memories, not starting where she left off, just a new baby.

It sets a dangerous precedent though. Removing the need to cope with loss, one of the greatest losses for an individual, will have untold consequences.

Write it in my will that when I die, me and all my cells are staying that way.

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Male 904
hmm...
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Male 45
Well first all of medicine is "playing God". Second, this sounds really creepy and like the plot of a crappy horror movies. What are the odds that it comes out a devil child?
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Male 7,933
I can just hear the ethics department have a heart attack
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Male 2
Um, no. Cloning a person makes a new person (just like identical twins) and is not even remotely close to bringing someone back to life.
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Male 20,909
Link: Cady, The Girl Who Died In 2002 Might Live Again [Rate Link] - Cady, who was 10 when she died in a car crash, might be brought back to life with controversial experiment. Playing God?
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