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If we could clone Einstein, should we?

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No human ....ever.
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Clone someone else.
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Clone more than one of him.
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Voting closed: 01/02/2016 05:27:38

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Offline Josh Carne

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Should we clone Einstein?
« on: 03/11/2015 05:27:38 »
I'm curious.

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Re: Should we clone Einstein?
« Reply #1 on: 03/11/2015 09:27:07 »
At this point in time we have seen some anomalies in the structure of Einstein's preserved brain, but we have no idea to what extent these are genetic or environmental.

Unfortunately, the careful structural preservation of Einstein's brain in a solution of formalin and alcohol actually destroyed the DNA, so we can't use this to clone Einstein.

If we did manage to clone Einstein:
  • I think the social expectations on the young Einstein would crush him.
  • The hardest part would be to reproduce the Third Reich as a major influence in the life of the young Einstein...


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