Clones can make human race “Immortal”, claim scientists
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Scientist believes that Clones are seemingly the next step in extending human life after all the technological, medical and research advances. The technique has proved successful in animals but has not yet been worked on Human beings.
It is said that the phenomenon of cloning will be offering 'spare' organs for people as they age.
Regardless of the major developments scientists have made towards reaching the indefinable goal, achieving immortality still remains a fantasy. But some belonging to the anti-ageing field believe that it can be achieved or at least human lives can be extended beyond the current biological boundaries.
Researchers say that human clones could offer the answer to eternal life as theoretically, the science fiction concept of growing bodies in labs would provide people with 'spare' vital organs when their own begin to fail in order to extend their life.
Animals like Dolly the sheep in 1996 have already been cloned in scientific experiments to develop genetically modified livestock and plants have also undergone the same process simply through taking a cutting. Studies and research seeking for longer life or immortality propose that the same process is possible for humans as well.
The reason it is considered immoral and not yet tested on actual human beings is the scientific difficulties including a high rate of death and bodily deformities among cloned animals and ethical concerns about creating a human genetically identical to another person who currently exists, or has previously.
This also contradicts with the long-standing religious and societal values about human dignity and infringe on the principles of individual freedom, identity and autonomy. Others fear the system could be abused by supporters of the phenomenon of racial improvement and planned breeding.
One of the scientists siding with the phenomenon said that “Cloning, in my opinion, is the only way to make a dramatic leap in life extension and turn longevity into an engineering problem. Scientists would need to develop a way of successfully cloning humans and disabling their mental functioning so they could only be used for organs. If someone figures out a way to get around the ethical and regulatory problems, the technology will be available to a select few at the beginning. But just like with the iPhone or cars, it should not be too expensive and you may be able to get a new body from time to time as a regular consumer. You would have spare parts for a very long time.”
All vital organs deteriorate with age and can be hit by illness, which can be fatal, so, theoretically replacing them can keep people alive for longer.