This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting

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They must have watched Blade Runner.

Wow. Very Sci-fi. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Not “Sci-fi”, very real.

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So this is not far off from some of the cloning studies from years ago.

I wonder if 3D copy devices can keep up with this. I believe one of the problems of the cloning research was that the clones aged at the rate of the animal that they were cloning. I think it was a sheep, Dollie? The cloned babies started to get arthritis early in their lives due to their cells were aging at the same rate as Dollie was - She was like 6 years old and the babies were aging like 6 year olds. Its been awhile since I read about that.

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Even though these are “artificial embryos,” the whole process sets off my moral alarms for what the technology could eventually be used for: not only harvesting compatible cells, but for harvesting organs from more developed fetuses. Ethical standards are needed, and there are currently no guard rails.

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