A new and easier method of cloning has been discovered. Scientists have used a new cloning technique to create a baby mouse from the skin cells of adult animals. This was done so simply and easily, scientists fear the ramifications of this new cloning method. The new cutting-edge procedure proves that technology now exists that allows for the cloning of children. Many feel that this effortless form of cloning may encourage people to start to engineer their babies. This threat is very real.
According to Dr. Robert Lanza, chief scientific officer of American biotechnology company- Advanced Cell Technology, "Cloning isn't here now, but with this new technique we have the technology that can actually produce a child. If this was applied to humans it would be enormously important and troublesome...It's unethical and unsafe, but someone may be doing it today."
Ironically, according to "The Independent," this perilous cloning technique has been endorsed by President George Bush and the Catholic Church, "as a morally acceptable way of producing embryonic stem cells." Dr. Lanza weighs in on this shocking endorsement by stating: "At this point there are no laws or regulations for this kind of thing and the bizarre thing is that the Catholic Church and other traditional stem-cell opponents think this technology is great when in reality, it could in the end become one of their biggest nightmares...It is quite possible that the real legacy of this whole new programming technology is that it will be introducing the era of designer babies."
[Source: The Independent]