American Journal of Bioethics 4 (2):29 – 31 (2004)

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Fritz Allhoff, J.D., Ph.D.
Western Michigan University
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In search of a potential problem with cloning, I investigate the phenomenon of telomere shortening which is caused by cell replication; clones created from somatic cells will have shortened telomeres and therefore reach a state of senescence more rapidly. While genetic intervention might fix this problem at some point in the future, I ask whether, absent technological advances, this biological phenomenon undermines the moral permissibility of cloning.
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