BEACON TRANSCRIPT – The issue of human cloning has been long debated and it’s still one of the biggest ethics problems our world has which is why the Chinese cloning company will not clone humans.
Boyalife is a cloning company in China that is planning to start a major production of cattle next year in order to respond to the market demand for beef has assured the world again that they will not clone humans.
Despite the fact that the company has the technology necessary to start human cloning they are reluctant on doing so mainly because of ethical reasons. Although they are starting a mass cattle cloning, they are still very precautious even when it comes to animal clones.
However, they will also clone racehorses and bomb-sniffing dogs, which will be very helpful in the world we live in today but even so, the production will be limited.
The technology the company owns is indeed very advanced and could be used in human cloning. However, the risks are very high as such an advanced technology could start getting out of control even from a tiny mistake. And not being able to control the technology, the company could end up creating monsters instead of humans.
Therefore, the company is focusing on cows. The main reason is that the market demand is so high, China can barely cover it and they even started to import live cattle from Australia, which as you can assume, it’s rather costly. More costly than cloning a few thousands of cows a year.
The cattle production in China is not that low but it is of low quality so either imports or cloning should help with the problem. The cloning will start with 100,000 embryos per year and the number could grow if everything goes well.
Speaking about the bomb-sniffing canine cloning, they are expected to be of great help to anti-terrorism forces in China, a country that seems to be threatened by terrorism from the inside. So far, the company is planning to clone 600 dogs using only the best specimens. The clones will mostly do their jobs in universities’ campuses, keeping everyone safe from any bomb threats.
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