We really know nothing about the â€œquality of lifeâ€? of a clone.
‘t’, I believe that you are asking the following question in referring to â€œdeveloping embryosâ€?. You appear to be asking â€˜What would happen if the gamete nucleus of the egg was removed and the â€˜hollow eggâ€™ was fertilized by a mature nucleus taken from any individual (for example, from a skin cell)? If this â€˜fertilized eggâ€™ was allowed to grow in a petri dish, you would end up with a culture of embryonic stem cells which could then be used to develop specific cell types for cell replacement therapy for the person that donated the skin cell nucleus. The other alternative fate could be that the egg, fertilized by this unnatural â€œnuclear transferâ€? process, could be implanted into a willing femaleâ€™s uterus to allow natural embryo development. This, in theory, could lead to the development of a live fetus that would be the clone of the person who donated the skin cell nucleus. This would be the cloning of a human being and, of course, this has been accomplished with many animal species … but not yet with humans. This was also done four or five decades ago with amphibians. Read the rest of this entry »