AskaSciBlogger Question for July 6th

On July 5, 1996, Dolly the sheep became the first successfully cloned mammal. Ten years on, has cloning developed the way you expected it to?

For what it's worth, my answer is yes; cloning has progressed exactly the way I expected it to - agonizingly slow, marred with controversy and eliciting knee-jerk reactions of horror from the general populace as if maggot-infested revenants were just beyond the front gate, waiting for the all-clear sign to attack.

I suppose it didn't help that Ira Levin flooded our popular culture with the worst possible example of human cloning years before Dolly the docile ovine dallier arose from the seafoam.

When it comes to cloning, discretion is truly the better part of valor.

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Before you take any new medicine, you can not be 100% sure what will happen to you. There is always a margin of error. Will you have an adverse reaction? Will you die from the allergic reaction. Just as will cloning this margin of error that exists. Yes mistakes will be made, mutants or the unexplainable might be formed but you have to weigh this up will the pros of cloning.

They are not wrong to fear cloning because it will always carry this margin of error.