Discussion by: DiscoDad
I was reading on New Scientist about the ethics of cloning in light of the possible breakthrough in creating totipotent stem cells. There are of course laws and international treaties against reproductive cloning of humans, but it wasn't clear from what I have been able to find online what the penalties would be.
Given that maverick scientists are almost certain to try and clone a human as soon as it is possible, shouldn't we be thinking about the possible scenarios and how we, as a society, would respond?
For instance, if it were discovered that a child, age 10, was a clone, should the child be taken away from her/his parents?