Science: is human cloning impossible?

Source: FSSPX News

 

In the prevention of reproductive cloning, human nature could prove to be much more effective than the law. This could be the conclusion, after the discovery by a team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh (USA) of the failure to clone primates. Up until now, six species of mammal (sheep, mice, rabbits, pigs, cows and cats) have all been successfully cloned. The cloning of complex mammals has never been achieved. While attempting to clone a macaque, the researchers noticed that, although, in appearance, cellular division seemed to be occurring normally, problems were arising in the interior of each cell, in particular in the chromosomes.

It seems that the chromosomes of clones regroup in an anarchic manner, making their development impossible.

The scientists have discovered that the technique itself of cloning brings about the disappearance of two proteins, indispensable to the arrangement of chromosomes.

The cells of primates would therefore dispose them to a kind of biological protective disposition against cloning, unlike other mammals.

For the time being, this study should calm the debate on the reproductive or therapeutic cloning of humans, and discredits the claims of the Raeliens and Prof. Antinori.

The conclusions of Prof. Prentice in the “stem cells” dossier may be found on the website: http://www.stemcellresearch.org/info/senatebriefing6-7.pdf