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Cloning Matt Ferkany IAH 206
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Cloning basics Cloning: creating an individual genetically identical to a previous one; since environment affects development, clones not necessarily the same in all aspects (e.g. personality). Two types: Therapeutic: uses stem cells for creation of bodily tissues; does not lead to a new person Reproductive: would create a new person
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Embryonic stem cell controversy Related to cloning issue insofar as each may involve destruction of human embryos Stem cells: cells that can become different types of bodily tissue, e.g. muscle, bone Can be harvested from adults, but embryonic cells thought to be capable of becoming more types of tissue How it works— serious , funny
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Therapeutic uses of stem cells Parkinson’s Diabetes Spinal cord injuries
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Do embryos have moral standing? No: they are not sentient or rational Yes: they have standing as potential persons, those potentially sentient, rational If embryos have standing as potential persons, must we refrain from using them to aid present
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course IAH 206 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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