Cell Biology (cytology)

Should cells from a person who is dead be used to form a clone of that person?

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June 04, 2009 1:09AM

== == * Yes, scientists are in the baby stages of using stem cell research. Cornea transplants (from a deceased person) have been used and doctors have found that cells do multiple once the cornea is placed in the living patient. Also a trachea transplant from a deceased donor is possible and many other cell transplants. Science is forging ahead in leaps and bounds. http://uk.encarta.msn.com/encnet/Features/Columns/?article=StemCells

* I don't see any reason to do that, but it probably wouldn't be harmful. If you clone a long dead person the clone only has that person's DNA, not that person's mind or personality. He wouldn't have any of his memories or anything. He'd be a blank slate and would grow into his own personality if you cloned some one.