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Scientists in Hawaii and Texas have unveiled some good news for planned "therapeutic cloning" techniques, in which new genetically-correct tissues would be grown in the lab for transplant into people needing replacement parts. Quite apart from religious/ethical concerns about the likely need to create human embryos - which …

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  1. Matt
    Stop

    have they not seen

    "the Island"

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    Remember

    You're never alone with a clone.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    re: The Island

    Maybe so, but all you do is harvest the organ and keep growing it separately before the clone develops conciousness. No ethical issues there, plus I can have my organs replaced without resorting to mechanical parts and ending up looking like a Cyberman...

    Bring it on!

    Also, cloned teeth would be pretty awesome. Think about it.

  4. PunkTiger
    Paris Hilton

    A part of the whole

    I think I have some cells on me that aren't doing anything special right now. Put me down for a kidney and a pancreas, please... hold the liver.

    Paris...because even she'd want some replaceable parts.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Boffin

    Uses for clones

    http://www.commonplacebook.com/jokes/clone_of_my_own.shtm

  6. Anonymous Coward
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    I can't be the only one thinking..

    How much would it cost for a clone of Salma Hayek?

  7. Ian McNee
    Stop

    Nerver mind The Island...

    ...as any fule kno (who's seen Blade Runner) clones only last for six years at best. And that's if you don't have some psychotic ex-cop running around after you trying either shag you or blow holes in you (or possibly both, it's all very Freudian)

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