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Questions tagged [cloning]

Questions about the process of creating genetically identical biological beings, either by reproductive processes or by technology or medicine.

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How can I regulate cloning as a form of insurance?

All religions in our world teach us that the soul is the sum of a human being and is eternal. It is a metaphysical form that exists separate from the body, and yet is intrinsically tied to it. The ...
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Why would an advanced civilization consist of clones, even if it's not necessary?

I'm currently designing an advanced peaceful alien civilization. In this civilization almost every individual has approximately a few hundred clones of themselves across their planet or even the ...
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How long would it take to revive an extinct race of people via cloning?

So there's this planet that, several decades earlier, suffered a massive famine and drought that made habitation impossible. Everyone still alive on this planet died, except for 2 escapees, both of ...
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Accidental cloning

So, there is a moderately advanced civilisation, teleportation, interplanetary missiles, interplanetary system transportation, cloning devices and the like, and the main character walks into a ...
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Cloning a fully grown adult?

So, as most of you know, cloning is possible, and is being practiced in our modern era. Cloning, usually, creates an baby with the exact same genetic code as the person they got the DNA from. The ...
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JFK has clones, is he still safe?

Premise Human cloning tends to discombobulate our moral compasses; the potential for scientific gain and the potential for abuse are vast. Now, contrast this moral dilemma with the public sentiment ...
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How much organic matter is required to make a clone?

The premise of my story is somewhat similar to Jurassic Park in that a creature needs to be replicated from very little remaining organic matter. In this case, though, the relevant material is not ...
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How to best use a cloning machine to get rich and powerful [duplicate]

Let's assume I've invented a cloning device that can house small items no bigger than 30cm x 30cm x 30cm. It creates a perfect 1:1 copy of whatever was placed ...
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Synthesis of Organic Life by a Machine

Given eggs and sperm, and the means to preserve them for centuries, could an artificially intelligent machine possibly produce its own "children", so to speak? Assume it has everything it and its ...
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Imitating the double body aspect of quantum entanglement with other tech…

I’m working on a scenario where one person can be at two places at the same time, kind of like a mirror version of themselves where the original person controls both bodies even though the two bodies ...
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Methods to Implant Serial Numbers in/on Clones

I am writing a science fiction story with mass produced clones. Since I have a number of clone I need to tell them apart. The ID system must be: Permanent over the lifetime of the clone (call it 150 ...
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Immortality via cloning [closed]

In this imaginary future (about 50 years from now), cloning functioning and viable healthy humans is possible. The procedure needs some stem cells that should be extracted just after your birth. Your ...
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How could we clone an alien?

Let's assume that sometime in the next year, we receive a transmission from deep space containing what appears to be blueprints of an alien genome. After extensive study and determining that the data ...
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New laws for clone marriage? [closed]

After the evil Cynndor aliens destroyed our ability to naturally reproduce, scientists perfected cloning techniques. But for some scientific reason, you can only reproduce with a clone of yourself of ...
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Sense of self in clones or copied of digtally uploaded minds [closed]

Will the clones have sense of self-identity of their own. What would be their relationship with their initiators (I don't know what such initials will be called!Clonees anyone?)If minds are uploaded ...
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Do children have to pay for their parents’ crimes? [closed]

Question: Do children have to pay for their parents’ crimes? This is a follow up question to my previous question (Who owns genes?), but with some added stuff. In this world, they also have memory ...
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How can cloning technοlogy result in the disappearance of male humans?

A person I know described to me their idea of a future world where the following developments will have taken place: 2057: Cloning is ethically acceptable and easily achieved 2117: The male-to-female ...
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What would be the psychological consequences of clones being synchronized on a regular basis?

When confronted with cloning which leaves the original alive, there is the known issue that the clone could want to replace the original (e.g. as seen in The 6th day). A shared consciousness is very ...
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How do you solve the copied consciousness conundrum without killing anyone?

What do digital immortality, teleportation, the show Doctor Who, and a horror game released in 2015 have in common? The idea of copied consciousness. Each of these examples relies on copying the ...
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How to get clones to look identical to original?

Far in the future, or not so far future, scientists finally manage to create healthy clones of animals and people. These clones, unlike the pioneering Dolly, will have no medical side effects and can ...
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First steps of a lab-grown soldier program

After the Paris Convention of 2037, robots in warfare have been globally forbidden in use of primary or secondary combat roles, and across the Earth nations began to disassemble their automated units. ...
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What would society be like if the world was populated by a chosen set of clones?

It's 100 years in the future, and we've decided to end all war and crime. How do we plan to accomplish this? Through rigorous study of personality theory and human interaction, we've identified 50 ...
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Do clones have fingerprints?

Do clones have fingerprints? Are they the same as their original? Fingerprints are based on your genes but are influenced by your birthing environment. Identical twins don't even have exactly the ...
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How do you produce fast grown working clones?

In story after sci-fi story you have images of clones stepping out of some sort of gooey bathtub or cloudy coffin type device. Be they a single doppelganger or whole clone armies. MY SETTING I am ...
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If everyone was cloned and the clones were a foot tall, how would the American government react?

Yesterday, some weird aliens decided to test their cloning device on earth. It blew up, and killed the aliens. However, it also created a one foot tall exact copy of everyone on earth. ( I shall call ...
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How might a machine to combine divergent experiences of two clones work?

With the recent glut of teleportation technologies showing up, we now have a situation where two [initially] identical copies of a person can exist at the same time. Consequently, while their brains ...
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What's the impact of a “cloning” teleporter?

Extending upon my prior question, could-a-viable-interstellar-civilization-form-with-this-technology. From what I've read there's two basic ideas which describe how teleportation might work: Destroy ...
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What can be the main political reason behind mass cloning of soldiers?

Cloning of human have been a taboo even in the late 21st century society, many nations still at odd with each other. Countries like China despite having the most population on Earth decided to clone ...
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How would cloned neanderthals fare in modern society?

We live in an age where cloning technology is close to being capable of bringing back extinct animals. Currently, there are research groups who are moving forward with efforts to clone the passenger ...