posted on Aug, 22 2019 @ 06:42 PM
So I've been having this idea of using animals as surrogates to give birth to human clones. In movies they would usually use artificial wombs to grow
human clones however realistically it would be impossible to replicate the functions of a uterus. So it would be much easier instead to use animals as
surrogates for harvesting human clones.
I came up with the idea when I learned about cross species surrogacy
would implant fertilized eggs of one species into the uterus of another. scientists have been successful with this to some extent , the biggest
hurdles being 1) different Gestation periods and 2) Immune system rejection.
In 2009 scientists had genetically engineered pigs to grow human organs. They managed to do this by combining human cells & pig cells allowing these
pigs to be born with a human Immune system a term also known as "humanization".
As mentioned before one of the hurdles with cross species surrogacy is that the female surrogate's immune system would reject the baby. By genetically
engineering humanized animals the animal surrogate would be able to host a human embryo/fetus without an aggressive immune response. The second hurdle
would be to find animals with the same gestation period as humans (9 months) to carry the human fetus.
One animal I thought would be a good candidate was a farm cow since they have a gestation period of 9 months however since cows aren't omnivores they
won't provide the appropriate nutrients for a human fetus. The only other candidate I found were Chimpanzees and Seals both having 9 month gestation
periods and would provide enough nutrients for a human fetus. If you can manage to genetically engineer a humanized chimpanzee/seal and implant a
fertilized cloned human embryo inside it's womb then you can give birth to a cloned human.
Theoretically my plan should work. But I wouldn't want animal welfare knocking on my door and get arrested for animal abuse.
edit on 22-8-2019 by metal5643 because: (no reason given)