Face-Off: Should We Clone Fading Species?
In this corner: Robert Lanza, vice president of medical and scientific development, Advanced Cell Technology (ACT). And in this corner: Kent Redford, director, Wildlife Conservation Society Institute.
by Courtesy the San Diego Zoo
This April, ACT scientists made the world’s first healthy clone of an endangered species (banteng cows). Lanza argues that cloning is a powerful tool for saving endangered wildlife. Redford counters that cloning undercuts habitat-preservation efforts.