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Cloning's Long Legacy — And Why It'll Never Be Used on Humans
T he cloning of macaque monkeys in China makes human reproductive cloning more conceivable. At the same time, it confirms how difficult it would be to clone a random adult — Adolf Hitler, say — from a piece of their tissue. And it changes nothing in the debate about whether such human cloning should ever happen. Since the cloning of Dolly the sheep by scientists in Scotland in , several other mammals have been cloned, including dogs, cats and pigs. It shows that, with a bit of modification, the technique used for Dolly can create cloned, apparently healthy baby monkeys. Crucially, the cute duo were cloned from the genetic material in cells of a macaque foetus, not from an adult monkey.
It had looked impossible, but, in the end it was surprisingly easy.
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There are, in mankind, two kinds of heredity: biological and cultural. Cultural inheritance makes possible for humans what no other organism can accomplish: the cumulative transmission of experience from generation to generation. In turn, cultural inheritance leads to cultural evolution, the prevailing mode of human adaptation. For the last few millennia, humans have been adapting the environments to their genes more often than their genes to the environments. Nevertheless, natural selection persists in modern humans, both as differential mortality and as differential fertility, although its intensity may decrease in the future.
The term cloning describes a number of different processes that can be used to produce genetically identical copies of a biological entity. The copied material, which has the same genetic makeup as the original, is referred to as a clone. Researchers have cloned a wide range of biological materials, including genes, cells, tissues and even entire organisms, such as a sheep. In nature, some plants and single-celled organisms, such as bacteria , produce genetically identical offspring through a process called asexual reproduction. In asexual reproduction, a new individual is generated from a copy of a single cell from the parent organism.