Re: What identifies a human? (DNA? Artifacts? ....)

Bill Hamilton (
Fri, 28 Feb 1997 11:43:30 -0500

I wrote

>> Loren argues that planting an individual's DNA in an ennucleated (does that
>> mean the nucleus has been removed?) donated human egg and growing it in
>> vitro for a time does not produce a new, separate human, but only some of
>> the donor's tissue which can legitimately be used for experimentation aimed
>> at curing or understanding some condition.
>Nonononononono. I didn't say that!
>I proposed a procedure which I think is likely to be carried out within
>the next few years, and I asked for opinions. I didn't offer my own

That's what I get for trying to dash off a post in a hurry. Please accept
my apologies, Loren.

Bill Hamilton
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