Human Cloning: Arguments Against
Leon Eisenberg, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Published online: July 2006
The current debate about the ethics of cloning human beings rests on the premise that, as an adult, the clone would be identical
to its progenitor. The significant role of gene–environment interactions in the production of the phenotype makes this proposition
Keywords: genetic diversity; epigenesis; needful falsehoods; Plato's Republic; maternal behavior; plant cuttings; mitochondrial genes; axonal competition; nongenomic intergenerational transfer; lying for the state; maternal behavior; preformationism
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