«Скользкий Путь» Клонирования

По всей вероятности уже в ближайшие два года произойдет клонирование человека. Кого-то такой прогноз заставит содрогнуться от ужаса, кого-то – нет, но в любом случае произойдет это на законных основаниях и отнюдь не на каком-нибудь таинственном необитаемом острове. Эта попытка будет полностью поддержана медицинскими, научными, юридическими и политическими кругами. Сам клон, однако, никогда не покинет лабораторию в Великобритании, в которой он будет создан.

В январе прошлого года в Великобритании была легализована одна из форм клонирования человека, получившая название «терапевтическое клонирование», а если выразиться более точно - замена ядра клетки. Как и в случае с оплодотворением в пробирке, британцы оказались первыми, кто разработал систему правил для регулирования спорной, с точки зрения морали, технологии. Весь мир следит за тем, что будет дальше.

Это напоминает сценарий к фильму «Спящий» Вуди Аллена (1973г.), только проигранный в обратном порядке. В фильме были предприняты попытки клонировать Гитлера из его сохраненного носа. Сегодня, вместо того чтобы клонировать людей из элементов человеческого организма (репродуктивное клонирование) ученые надеются выращивать эти элементы, клонируя самих людей.

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