We may soon be able to clone Neanderthals. But should we
? An essay from Archaeology Magazine examines the ethical, scientific and legal ramifications. (Via Heather Pringle's Time Machine blog, where essay author Zach Zorich posted a reply and elicited a response.) [more inside]
grumblebee's post about cell size and scale
the other day was quite fascinating. Pulling back to the home for that site, the Genetic Science Learning Center
at the University of Utah delivers educational materials on genetics, bio-science and health topics ranging from stem cells
to gene therapy
, and from epigenetics
. Explore the neurobiology of normal and addicted brains
and the genetic contribution to this chronic disease.
Dolly is dead.
"The type of lung disease Dolly developed is most common in older sheep. And in January 2002, it was revealed that Dolly had developed arthritis prematurely. She was cloned using a cell taken from a healthy six-year-old sheep, and was born on 5 July 1996 at the Roslin Institute, Edinburgh, Scotland."
Attack of the Hollywood Clones
Flametracker investigates how some actors are being cloned so that they can work on twice as many projects. See also Julia Roberts and Monica Potter, Keira Knightly and Natalie Portman, Robert Redford and Brad Pitt ...
the Sheep cloned
five years ago has arthritis already.
Already this year we've had pigs cloned for trasplants.
Where is this all going and how ethical is it?
OK, cue the first GM babies.
This time the men in white coats have crossed the line.