Diest TKO wrote:
No, I've read it. My point is that prior to it, what all encompassing definition of cloning existed in the medical community.
You can't be so indignant about A2 defining something like this. It falls right into logic that the amendment should define what cloning is so that people don't abuse it. You should be happy that A2 makes such a definition.
Do you get it? *wink* *nudge*
from the National Institutes of Health http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mplusdictionary.html
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Main Entry: 1clone
1 : the aggregate of the asexually produced progeny of an individual; also : a group of replicas of all or part of a macromolecule (as DNA or an antibody)
2 : an individual grown from a single somatic cell of its parent and genetically identical to it
Nothing about 'implanting' here.
<cell biology> A propagating population of organisms, either single cell or multicellular, derived from a single progenitor cell. Such organisms should be genetically identical, though mutation events may abrogate this.
Hmmmmmm. Nothing about 'implanting' here either.
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Did you see anything about 'implanting' here?
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The reason that A2 defines cloning as 'implanting' is so that they can legally produce humans through SCNT (cloning) and still claim that they aren't cloning.
They have defined it away.