Cloning isn’t a new topic for anyone now that it is 2019. From movies where human clones are a reality. To real life where scientists are cloning animals of all kinds. Cloning is going to be a part of our future whether we like it or not. However, have you been keeping up with the latest news about cloning? With the most recent developments, cloning of a human is actually very possible. Not your traditional cloning that you see in sci-fi movies. This is reproductive cloning that uses a surrogate mother and the DNA and embryo from the animal they wish to clone.
Recent Cloning Success
If you thought the cloning of humans was far into the future, then you are dead wrong. Last year, scientists in China successfully cloned a monkey. That’s right. The first ever primate to be cloned. With the success of cloning a fellow mammal and primate, human cloning is now wide open. Although, the scientists did say that they had no plans for doing any human cloning. However, it is only a matter of time seeing the success of this. Technically, cloning of humans is not illegal. Regardless, the idea of cloning is a whole different matter. The idea of being able to be a “God” in a world where power shifts are very noticeable is terrifying.
How Does the Cloning Work?
Although it is definitely the next step in cloning, the results are not identical. Through somatic cell nuclear transferring, researchers are able to take the DNA of one living being. This DNA is then transferred into an empty nucleus. Once the DNA is successfully transferred, they trigger a form of cell division. This is done through the use of chemicals and electrical stimulation. If these cells are divided successfully, then they will transfer the newly formed embryo into a surrogate mother to continue development. So, are you prepared for he future of cloning?