Human Replication May Be Possible, Say Clone Factory Scientists
The scientists who have been working actively on the biggest cloning factory may have the technology advancing to a level that makes replication of humans possible. The revelation has only been held off for the fear of reaction by public. Partners of Boyalife Group are in the process of building huge plants in the Northern Chinese Port of Tianjin where the production is expected to begin in the coming months. The main objective of the plant is to clone one million cows every year starting from 2020. However, the chief executive of the plant, Xu Xiachun, said that cloning of cattle is just the beginning. They are also planning to clone racehorses as well as pet police dogs that specialize in sniffing and hunting, reported Kuwait Times.
Boyalife is already in works with its South Korean partner, Sooam, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences to make the cloning of primates better so that they can produce improved species of test animals for the purpose of disease research. It is only one step short from cloning monkeys to humans raising controversy on moral and ethical grounds. "The technology is already there," Xu said. "If this is allowed, I don't think there are other companies better than Boyalife that make better technology." According to Xu, the firm is not making human clones and said that they are restraining themselves to prevent adverse reactions, as reported by Live Mint.
However, he also pointed out that the social values are open to change citing the views about homosexuality and suggested that there will be a time when the humans can have more choice about their reproduction too. "Unfortunately, currently, the only way to have a child is to have it be half its mum, half its dad," he said. "Maybe in the future you have three choices instead of one," he went on. "You either have fifty-fifty, or you have a choice of having the genetics 100 percent from Daddy or 100 percent from Mummy. This is only a choice," says Daily Mail