Celebrities may be easy clone — through their diets

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Mix a cup of whisky and the occasional chocolate bar with brewer’s yeast and let fester. In a few weeks, you should have a clone of Lady Gaga. More precisely, it will be an epigenetic clone, explains experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats, who will use science and theory to try to replicate five famous Americans in a laboratory.

“The idea is to clone these celebrities at a cellular level. Conventional cloning is problematic. Creating Dolly the sheep was not necessarily easy. And Dolly didn’t live a very long or happy life. “Epigenetics might be the way forward (in thinking about cloning) because it is potentially very simple.”

Epigenetics is the space between nature (genetics) and nurture (environment) and deals with heritable changes in a genome without changing the DNA sequence.

View the original article here: Celebrities may be easy clone — through their diets – Toronto Star

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