The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


A wolf in sheep's cloning

What people fear isn't the science but the attack on human distinctiveness

Scottish biologist Ian Wilmut and his sheep, Dolly, became instantly familiar figures earlier this year. The first responses to the news that Dolly had been cloned from an adult sheep revealed a very human instinct--to protect against another assault on human distinctiveness. People speculated about human cloning. Most questions ask not whether the technique will be applied to humans, but when and what then? (See Viewpoint, page 57.)

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