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    Clones

    I've decided to build a clone army of myself, 2 million warriors.

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    Yes, but thats only if you define a warrior as:
    A lazy, weak, unintelligent beverage consumer.

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    At least I don't have sex with kangaroos there Ausie.

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    Then with what do you have sex with?
    ...truckers? (just a joke! )

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    Since when does physical sex come into the cloning idea? huh. A clone is a human replica grown in a laboritory.


    The parents of a clone is the original cloned individuals parents. That could span millions of years.

    That almost makes it possible to become a vampire, but not really since in cloning you don't transfer memories or any knowledge. It might be possible through genetic engineering however to implant certain genes that conribute toward selective characteristics.

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    Aussies do not have sex with Kangaroos, the buggers hop too fast.

    >>I've decided to build a clone army of myself, 2 million warriors.

    2 million more annoying posters, Supreme being help us.....

    >>The parents of a clone

    A clone by definition has one parent.

    Was it Gene Roddenberry (sp) that had his head sent into space (when he had finished with it)?

    Want to see if we can get the cash to send parts of TK's anatomy on an inter-stella voyage?
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    >> At least I don't have sex with kangaroos there Ausie.

    Ok, time to get the Aussie crew from this forum and take on puny little Dean...

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    On the contrary a clone has two parents. Think about it. The original person being cloned had two parents right. Well the clone than has the same two parents.

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    I think that cloning is more like Asexual reporduction (the same as regular reproduction, but the creature creates the offspring without help from another party).

    OMG! I remembered something from science!!

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    In theory a clone would have the same parents as the orrigional, but the cloning process is nowhere near perfect so the resulting gnome of the clone would thus not be 100% identical to the source of the clone thus the parent for the clone would be the person cloned and not the parents of the person cloned.
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    By defininition a clone is an exact copy of the original.

    There is no exchange of genetic material as there is in sexual reproduction (no chance for the DNA to be changed as it divides). A cells DNA is tranfered intact and unaltered to the offspring (after its original DNA is removed). Otherwise it is not a clone.

    You do not have the same DNA as your parents, due to errors when the cell divided, otherwise all sibs would be identical to thier other same sex sibs (ie all brothers would be the same).
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    "A cells DNA is tranfered intact and unaltered to the offspring (after its original DNA is removed). Otherwise it is not a clone"

    True though there is normally some damage to the DNA in the process, ie. there are a few more mutations that normal.

    "You do not have the same DNA as your parents, due to errors when the cell divided, otherwise all sibs would be identical to thier other same sex sibs (ie all brothers would be the same)."

    Not quite; whilst there are mutations there arent that many, certainly not enough to account for the differences between sibblings.

    When the sperm form they basically get a random selection of half the fathers DNA, likewise when the eggs form they get a random selection of half the mothers DNA.

    You are different to your siblings because they are made from different sperm and eggs, in fact on average you share 50% of your DNA with your siblings which is why siblings often have similar traits.
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    What the hell are you guys now, geneticists?

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    Originally posted by Troll_King
    At least I don't have sex with kangaroos there Ausie.
    Firstly, it's Aussie, not Ausie. Second, you're a Canadian jackass.

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    Sock it to him, Stealth!

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