The human genome is a fascinating concept.
It holds everything we are as humans and the specific biological code of the body we reside in. It often dictates many things of what we will become as adults. It would be terrible if fascist governments managed to develop the technology to alter the genome of citizens of the world.
According to the official website of the Human Cloning Foundation (FCH), these are some of the benefits of human cloning:
- It may someday be possible to reverse the aging process because of what we learn from cloning.
- Human cloning technology could be used to reverse heart attacks.
- There has been a breakthrough with human stem cells. Embryonic stem cells can be grown to produce organs or tissues to repair or replace damaged ones.
- With cloning, infertile couples could have children.
- Plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery.
- “Defective genes. The average person carries 8 defective genes inside them.”
- *Leukemia.* We should be able to clone the bone marrow for children and adults suffering from leukemia. This is expected to be one of the first benefits to come from cloning technology.”
- Testing for genetic disease. Cloning technology can be used to test for and perhaps cure genetic diseases.
This list paints a futuristic image, doesn’t it? But what if I told you that many people’s genes have already been tampered with? That this is already happening? Well, I mean, IVF technology is already old news… But:
In February 2nd 2009, Wikileaks released a document given by the Congressional Research Service, which contained the following information:
Cloning Attempts in the United Kingdom and United States. Scientists in the United Kingdom, at the University of Newcastle and the University of Edinburgh, and scientists in the United States, at Harvard University, Advanced Cell Technology and the University of California in San Francisco, are working on deriving patient-matched stem cells from cloned human embryos.12 In the United Kingdom, scientists performing human cloning and embryonic stem cell research are regulated by the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA). A team of scientists headed by Alison Murdoch at the University of Newcastle received permission from HFEA to start therapeutic cloning experiments in August 2004.13 In May 2005, the team announced that it had created a cloned human embryo but has not yet reported success in isolating stem cells from a cloned human embryo.
Clonaid. On December 27, 2002, a representative of Clonaid announced the birth of the first cloned human, a seven-pound baby girl nicknamed Eve. The baby was born on December 26, 2002, at an undisclosed location outside the United States. Although the company offered no proof of its claim, Dr. Brigette Boisselier, Managing Director of Clonaid, stated that genetic tests would show that the baby is the clone of the 31-year-old American woman who is the birth mother. To date the test results have not been released; the company claims that the parents fear the test results could lead to legal actions and loss of custody of the child.18 The Clonaid website indicates that “13 cloned babies are now alive,” and that “each month, between 10 and 15 implantations will be performed” in the Clonaid laboratory.19 Clonaid was founded in 1997 by the leader of the Raelians, an international sect of 55,000 people in 84 countries, which claims that life on Earth was created via genetic engineering by a human extraterrestrial race.2
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