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Name: damian
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Date: Around 1993


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Can a human be cloned? How far are we from doing it?



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There is some debate as to whether it will ever be possible. The reason is that most specialized cell (ie. skin, hair, heart . . .) may not have all the genetic information necessary to form a complete person. At least in some tissues, not only is unexpressed genetic information deactivated, it may also be taken out of that cells genome. My suspicion is that we are at least several decades from cloning humans due to the technical difficulty and because so much more needs to be known about fetal development.

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