Cloned dogs for $100,000 now available, Frankenstein not yet.

Cloned dogs in Louisiana. Click on picture for NPR article and Photo Credit.

Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, a literature classic that showcased the feelings of a monster that was reanimated to life from different human cadaver parts. At the end of the book, the monster’s humanity far outshone its creators- a mad scientist trying who wanted to defeat the scourge of death in 1818.

J.R.Tolkien in the Lord of the Rings trilogy had characters called Ents who highlighted the importance of ecological and scientific conservation of nature for survival of all life on earth soon after World War I.

Will we ever learn or are the classics of literature and its lessons to be relegated to the dusty shelves of old libraries?

Dr. Hwang Woo Sook from Soam Biotech in Korea, a disgraced scientist who claimed he had cloned human embryos was found to be false and unethical on many counts in 2006. However, he is now being reported to clone dogs for pet owners for $100,000.

Am I going to judge a grieving pet owner with money to spend for cloning his or her dog? No.

What I am worried about it is how much longer will unregulated genetic cloning without proper oversight from a world body go on before we find out that human embryos have been cloned secretly if possible for an absurd inordinate sum of money.

Science without regulation has the power to be misused and much like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the cloned dog embryo is zapped with a jolt of electricity to kickstart its division. Are we on our way to loosing a part of our humanity as well with that jolt of electricity as was seen in Frankenstein?