Kay From France, joined Mar 2002, 1887 posts, RR: 3 Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1802 times:
The following was mentionned at the Noble Prize Seminar at the Vienna University:
APA, 29/Aug/2007, Vienna - Three Nobel laureates voiced incomprehension on Thursday about restrictive laws on embryonic research in Austria and other Central European countries. Tim Hunt and Richard Roberts of Britain, and Roger Kornberg of the United States, were commenting at a press conference during their stay in the Austrian capital for the 2nd Vienna Nobel Prize Seminar organized by Vienna University. Roberts, who won the 1993 prize for medicine and physiology, said he could not see why it was forbidden to take cells from an embryo, which would have to be destroyed anyway, in order to help many people later on. Worries of misuse of such techniques, for instance "growing" humans as mere spare parts depots for others, were an issue for society in general, rather than science. Hunt, the 2001 prize winner for medicine and physiology, also had nothing in principle against cloning, saying it was not "a nightmare scenario as such". Roberts said that in the production of "evil things" such as catalysts of diseases, nature was still leagues ahead of any laboratory.
Falstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6398 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1773 times:
There was a Sci-Fi film that came out a couple of years ago that delt with the subject of clones for spare parts. I usually don't like those films, but it was a good movie. It was called "The Island", check it out.
You know it is total fiction because they tried to pass off parts of Detroit as 30 years from now LA.
I don't have a problem with growing spare parts. Cloning people I don't like but parts are ok. I wonder if it will be like remanufactured auto parts. I will have to turn my old parts in for the core charge.