Hi Dr. Rassman,
My understanding from reading your blog is that FUE is over-hyped because it does not produce a linear scar, but is still inferior to the strip method in producing the most number of grafts with the least amount of transection. If hair cloning technology was to ever become a mainstream option that hair transplant surgeons offered, would that then make FUE the gold standard/go-to choice since the number of grafts needed could be created from a smaller amount of donor follicles?
The point of the post you’re referencing from a couple weeks ago (FUE Back into the Linear Scar vs Scar Revision) was that once a strip surgery has been done and a linear scar is already present, a FUE procedure should not be the harvesting method of choice.
To answer your question on cloning, if the clone somehow came from the scalp, then FUE would be used, but if the cloned hair came from a petri dish, then no harvesting mechanism will be needed and the cloned hair would be put directly into the recipient site.