Feb 20, 2018
Legally Insane – Episode 21
Shout out to super fan Josh Benjamin, an immigration attorney in
New Jersey! Thanks for listening. We’re 21 episodes in and the
podcast is picking up steam. The guys just love spending time
together. Speaking of which, Matt enjoys spending so much time with
Tony that sometimes he wishes there was 2 of him. Let’s clone
- [03:32] – 1952 scientists demonstrated they could remove the
nucleus from a Frogs egg, replace it with the nucleus of an
embryonic frog cell and get the egg to develop into a tadpole.
- [05:55] – In 1986 a sheep was cloned by a nuclear transfer from
- [06:46] – In 1998 50 mice were cloned, 2000 pigs and goats and
in 2001 scientists cloned a 6 celled human embryo and 5 bulls.
- [09:07] – In 2002 a huge advancement happened and a company
called “Clonade” out of Japan, claimed they managed to produce the
first human clone. A girl named Eve. A year later they claimed to
have cloned the first baby boy. None of this was ever
- [12:22] – A couple weeks ago, in early 2018 the first primates
- [14:43] – Cloning isn’t illegal under federal law
- [18:33] – In 2011 a dentist named Michael Zuk bought part of
John Lennon’s Molar Tooth in an auction. His goal is to clone
- [25:20] – Cloning state laws: 17 states have banned cloning
humans, in 33 it’s legal.
- [29:33] – The American Quarter Horse Association is in the
middle of a 3-year-old lawsuit, regarding cloned horses. They don’t
want cloned racehorse’s competing.
- [34:49] – There are 70 countries that have banned human
cloning; the USA isn’t one of them.
The Takeaway – The law unsettled and lots of developments are
taking place in the cloning world. The first primate was just
cloned and it looks like the door is swinging open for the cloning
of organs and other human anatomy for the advancement of the human