Monday, October 22, 2018 |
Department: Biohazards —
Topic: Bioethics —
Where Is the Great Cloning Debate?
by Paige Comstock Cunningham
What do George Lucas, Ian Wilmut, and Shoukhrat Mitalipov—a filmmaker, an embryologist, and a biologist—have in common? Each of them created a clone. Star Wars fans are familiar with the fictional Clone Troopers from Episode II (2002), who, as the storyline goes, evolved into the more familiar Storm Troopers in Lucas's original 1977 movie. The other two created real-life clones: Dolly the cloned sheep brought fame to British embryologist Wilmut in 1996, and just two years ago, Mitalipov . . .
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