It has been 20 years since Dolly, and still no human clones
Why not? Bioethicist George Annas offers his two cents.
Dolly, the first mammal ever cloned, would have been 20 years old this week. While other biological advances have been made over the past two decades, nobody has touched human cloning.
Boston University bioethicist George Annas told STAT News that while experts say human cloning might be possible, it would have no fiscal benefit and the surrounding ethics are too murky.
Assisted reproduction (IVF) and pharmaceutical companies “immediately said they had no interest in human cloning,” Annas said in the article. “That was a big deal. All new technologies are driven by the profit motive.”
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