The year was 2002. A precious child, named Cady, was involved in a terrible car accident. Cady died from her injuries and her family was left in complete emotional pain and anguish.
Seven years after her death, however, Cady’s family is being presented with an unprecedented choice; do they want their daughter back?
A New Generation of Cloning
After Cady’s death in 2002, world renown fertility expert Dr. Panayiotis Zavos worked with Cady’s family and froze some of her blood cells.
The family agreed to the genetic storage and in August 2002, these cells were combined with cow eggs to create a human-animal hybrid.
Is such a genetic creation a Godless monstrosity or a life-line of hope
for the family that has suffered lose. Both?
Cady’s mother is ecstatic and wants her daughter back. According to reports, “[Cady's mother] said she was happy for the cells to be implanted in a human womb if there was a chance of a clone of her child being born.”
Dr. Zavos, however, initially disagreed to attempt any such procedure. He was rightfully not comfortable with transferring a human hybrid embryo into a womb and making attempts to grow the baby to term.
Yet, now Dr. Zavos has claimed he has mastered cloning and has successfully cloned 14 embryos, 11 of which he had placed in various women’s babymakers.
While such a procedure is banned in most countries, various sources from the scientific community indicate Dr. Zavas may have secretly carried out the procedures — with the clinically documented, by description only, patients — in the Middle East, where certain municipalities are not governed by an exact edict in regard to these issues.
To date, cloning of higher primates and humans is not possible. Within the dividing embryonic cells, which have been divided up to a 64-cell stage in some experiments, degradation takes place and this inhibits a complete monkey or human child from growing.
Specifically, in advanced hominid cloning procedures involving the Rhesus monkey, chromosomes did not assort correctly to mitotic spindle fibers between dividing cells. In these tests, microtubules also did not position correctly, thought to be caused by to key God-given proteins — NuMA and HSET, not behaving correctly and inhibiting growth, ultimately causing the baby bundle to go aneuploid.
Dr. Zanos, who used adult human skin cells as the body for DNA inserts in his attempts of cloning, admitted that he did not overcome this obstacle as well:
“‘There is absolutely no doubt about it, and I may not be the one that does it, but the cloned child is coming. There is absolutely no way that it will not happen.’”
“‘If we intensify our efforts we can have a cloned baby within a year or two, but I don’t know whether we can intensify our efforts to that extent.’”
“‘We’re not really under pressure to deliver a cloned baby to this world. What we are under pressure to do is to deliver a cloned baby that is a healthy one.’”
So What’s The Verdict for Baby Cady?
While human cloning is still very elusive for scientists, eventually we will likely be able to gain knowledge of human cloning.
Dr. Zavos’ words are quite bold and a bit too confident, being akin to a statement from the kooky Raelians, but they do bear consideration: what about cloning to bring a child back from the dead?
When we do reach a point of knowledge to where we can clone humans, will it be moral for parents to regrow children they may have lost, implanting them with the same values albeit a different set of memories?
Cady’s mother gives testimony to how she feels on the issue:
“‘Cady was simply everything to me.’”
“‘If there is one chance in a billion that it would work, of course I want to do that.’”
“‘This is for Cady. This is a mother expressing love for a daughter and trying to give her daughter life.’”