Cloning You For Backup Parts When You Need Them

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The headline is discomforting enough.  The reality may be even worse.

I just got this blurb in my inbox from WSJ.

Imagine generating a clone of your body for later use if you need it for an organ transplant, or neural tissue.  Amazing, right?

But also imagine the logistics.

–  Cloning yourself
–  Allowing the clone to grow to a mature state so that the organs can be harvested appropriately
–  Storing the clone in a facility that will keep the mature replacement “parts” readily accessible for use, as needed.

While the idea of “cloning” oneself to help with “maladies” may sound appealing, the ethical implications of advanced “malady” treatment – like organ replacement or advanced tissue or skin grafting – are not particularly appealing.

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