Richard Seed has three degrees from Harvard, including a Ph.D. He is a former professor and physicist. He has expertise in developing treatments for infertility.
Dateline NBC did a story on him that aired February 11, 1998, and he has made numerous other media appearances.
On December 12th, 1998 Dr. Seed participated on a panel discussion about human cloning and medical ethics at the 6th International Congress on Anti-Aging & Biomedical Technologies.
Unfortunately, for the most part the media’s reaction against human cloning has been rapid and not well thought out. People with little expertise are rushing to ban human cloning. If America bans human cloning it will set back the good that can be done from human cloning for decades.
The HCF has gleaned several important points from Dr. Seed’s writings for the Second Mammalian Cloning Conference (June 26 1998 Washington DC) and the Association of Politics and Life Sciences 18th Annual Meeting (September 1998, Boston).
- Cloning is a legitimate treatment of infertility.
- Cloning can be used to replace a lost loved one with a twin, for example, a child accidentally and tragically killed in a car accident.
- Human cloning will unleash a torrent of research that will benefit mankind by exploring the knowledge of medicine and biology.
- Human cloning can take a 65-year-old and turn the age of that person back to zero – to the one-cell stage. It is not unreasonable to expect that in the future we can turn the age of the 65-year-old back to 25!
- Bioethicists are nay-sayers. The bioethicist movement started in the 1970’s. For the most part, the role of bioethicists in society is to say no to change and to resist progress. Historically, they have been wrong over and over again.
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Richard G. Seed, Ph.D.
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