what people are made of

As Pablo Picasso once said, “every act of creation is first an act of destruction.” This is important when you observe the debate over cloning. From an NY Times article: ‘”I never destroy any life during my process,” said Dr. Woo Suk Hwang, the laboratory director, his eyes flashing above his surgical mask as he gave a reporter a rare look at the controversial human-cell transfer process developed at this small lab on the sixth floor of Building No. 85 at Seoul National University.”

But he goes on to make a distinction, and stating that embryos are never formed… ‘”We have never attempted human cloning.”‘ Enough people from the opposite point of view state the opposite. If the process creates embryos, the process is cloning.

So what of Alma Matter? Embryos are being produce. . . thawed after being frozen at a rate of 20,000 degrees C, no less! Also, a baby was actually born of this embryo, as reported by McGill’s Newswire. It seems there is no forseeable end to reproductive innovation.

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