DEVELOPMENTS in cloning could lead to an illegal black market, a top scientist has warned.
While it remains illegal in most countries, including the UK, scientists have reached a point where they are able to clone human embryos on a grand scale.
However, it is legal for scientists to follow certain therapeutic cloning procedures, if the sole purpose of it is to study cells.
Theoretically, humans could have cells taken from them to create a ‘clone’ which would be used to harvest organs and thus beat disease.
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