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A Case for Cloning - One reason people protest the idea of cloning is because may are mystified as to how it could be used and what its purposes can be. I know that if it were your child, you would use every possible measure to keep them alive. The fact that we, as humans, might be able to figure out how to clone so that lives could be saved is extremely exciting and inspiring. On the other hand, there is a time and a place for everything, including research. While cloning is justifiable in certain circumstances, I would want to make sure other healthcare issues were taken care before donating money to research for cloning....   [tags: Cloning] 1446 words
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Human Cloning: Is it Ethical or Not? - Reproductive human cloning is a form of asexual reproduction done in a lab, not by a sperm fertilizing an egg. This issue has been a hot topic for the past decade after Dolly the sheep was cloning in Scotland. Dolly was the first cloned mammal, whose very existence created much heat in the general public (Hansen, 2004). Many people believe that cloning is ethically immoral and should never be done, but others think that scientific advances can greatly cure diseases. Michael Soules, a professor and director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Washington, concurs with the idea that reproductive human cloning is unethical....   [tags: Cloning]
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History of Cloning - Cloning is defined as the different processes for duplicating biological materials such as tissues and new life forms (“Cloning Fact Sheet” 2009). The cloning of human tissue should be allowed because the fields of medicine benefit from it; however, the full cloning of humans is a mockery of life because it creates a population of people who will not evolve or adapt to changes in the environment. Therefore, the government should financially support the research of therapeutic cloning while condemning the act of reproductive human cloning....   [tags: Cloning]
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Benefits of Cloning - Cloning is the process of making a genetically identical organism through the use of a DNA sample. After the first cloned sheep dolly was created, many people were keen in knowing more about cloning and its benefit to society. Additionally, many of us want to know the pros and con the disadvantages and possible risks it may have on society and mankind. Most importantly, there are three types of cloning, therapeutic, reproductive, and embryonic cloning. These types of cloning are all ways of scientists trying to find ways to produce a living organism or organs....   [tags: Cloning] 726 words
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Two of Us: Cloning - Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you had twin or even if you had a clone. If you had an illness like diabetes, have you ever wondered what it would be like if you did not. Cloning is the creation of an organism that is an exact genetic copy of another. The first successful clone was in 1997 when scientist Edinburgh cloned Dolly the sheep. She was the first animal to be cloned with an adult somatic cell by using the process of nuclear transfer. She was born on July 5 1996, lived to the age of six and died after being diagnosed with lung disease called Jaagsiekte....   [tags: Cloning]
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My Views on Cloning - People protest the idea of cloning because many are mystified as to how it could be used and what its purposes can be. The purpose and use of cloning, in the scenario the paper is based on, is to save a life. This use and purpose of cloning is extremely specified in the sense that it would save a human being’s life. The fact that we, as humans, might be able to figure out how to clone so that lives could be saved is extremely exciting and inspiring. On the other hand, there is a time and a place for everything, including research....   [tags: cloning] 1529 words
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Different Views on Cloning - When people think of the word cloning they think of evil scientist in a dark laboratory’s full of dangerous and scary instruments of science for conducting experiments, when actually the word clone means, “a cell, cell product, or organism that is genetically identical to the unit or individual from which it was derived (Dictionary.com).” In the past 50 years the science community has made many discoveries such as the cures for different life threatening diseases, different techniques of approaching different types of cancer, and different uses for the practice of cloning....   [tags: Cloning] 1569 words
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Morality of Human Cloning - The novel Brave New World presents us with a vision of a future where human beings are no longer born the “natural” way but are rather manufactured in identical batches to certain specifications. Where concepts like “mother” and “father” are scatological and children are taught only to keep the order and complete their predetermined occupations. By the end of the novel Mr. Huxley has us thankful that such a world is beyond our grasp. However, with the successful cloning of a Scottish sheep named Dolly, images of a Brave New World became so much closer to reality....   [tags: Cloning] 1408 words
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Cloning VS Religion - The year is 2020. You are walking down the street and you see your friend. You give your friend a wave and continue with your walk, but then you pass by your friend again. This makes you turn around, you think your head is playing games on you. But when you turn around there is not one, but two of the exact same people standing in front of your eyes. This is an example of what cloning can be in the future. People one day will be able to create another version of themselves or someone else. Cloning does not just apply to creating whole humans, but also discusses the attempt to create new cells to help cure different diseases....   [tags: Cloning] 1346 words
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The Ethics of Human Cloning - Human cloning is separated into two major categories; reproductive cloning, which uses cloning technology to create a human embryo that will produce an entire human, and therapeutic, which adopt cloning into field of medical practices to find a cure for many diseases (Kass). Reproductive cloning requires a somatic cell, a DNA-less egg, and a surrogate mother; as a result, it creates a new individual with the same genome, or genetic coding. The idea originated in Germany in 1938, but the first successful research was not conducted until 1967 by scientist John Gurdon, who cloned a tadpole with a frog’s somatic cell....   [tags: human cloning]
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Britain Needs Human Cloning - “Human cloning will take place, and it will take place in my lifetime. And I don't fear it at all - I welcome it. I think it's right and proper that we continue this kind of inquiry.” (Tom Harkin) Imagine a world where there was no fear of diseases or infertility. A world where parents could choose and pick the desired traits they would like to see in their children. The human cloning process is slowly but surely developing to become an official process worldwide, to provide benefits to our species....   [tags: HFEA, reproductive cloning, therapeutic cloning] 1234 words
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Reproductive and Therapeutic Cloning: Dolly The Sheep - New research techniques have made it possible to engineer and explore differences in the sets of chromosomes in organisms. This has been a technological revolution during the last decade. Allowing scientists to be able to explore DNA to a new extent. During the process of this research it has come apparent that foreign DNA inserted into self-replicating genetic elements such as bacteria plasmids can replicate. This breakthrough has also shown that the plasmids that have been used can also be used to change the genetic constitution of other organisms (1)....   [tags: science, cloning]
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The Role of DNA in Cloning - Have you ever thought that science can advance rapidly to a great extent. Nowadays scientists are trying to make the same exact copy of your DNA. Can you imagine having a clone of yourself, your parents, or even your siblings. Have you ever wished for someone to take your place for a minute, an hour, or a day. This may come true one day. According to the Online Dictionary; a clone is defined as “a cell, cell product, or organism that is genetically identical to the unit or individual from which it was derived.” I always thought that cloning was impossible, and is just science fiction....   [tags: Genetic Cloning, Genetics, Genes] 812 words
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Cloning is Ethical and Necessary - Cloning is a subject which many people do not agree upon. Scientists think cloning should be allowed because it can lead to great things. On the other hand, those who are more religious argue that cloning should not be allowed because it violates the Bible and God’s plan. Though cloning may be seen as a violation of human and religious rights, cloning should be allowed because it can be very beneficial to humans, whether it would be through bringing a loved one back or helping lead to a medical breakthrough....   [tags: pro cloning essays]
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Ethical Issues of Human Cloning - The word "cloning" is commonly used in everyday communication to mean many different technological procedures. Cloning is more specifically defined as somatic cell nuclear transfer. Simply explained by Glenn McGee in his article Primer on Ethics and Human Cloning as "the starvation and subsequent implantation of DNA from one organism (e.g., cells specialized to make that organism's hair or milk) into an egg whose DNA nucleus has been removed. The resulting egg and nucleus are shocked or chemically treated so that the egg begins to behave as though fertilization has occurred, resulting in the beginning of embryonic development of a second organism containing the entire genetic code of the fir...   [tags: Ethics, Human Cloning] 2724 words
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The Cost of Human Cloning: A Threat to Individuality and Diversity - The Cost of Human Cloning: A Threat to Individuality and Diversity Have we as a society come too far too fast. This is a very applicable question recently asked by senator Roger Bennett, from Michigan, before the Senate on the topic of human cloning. It is speculated that we as a human race have the technology to make a clone of any given human (Jackson 2). If this is done, at what cost is it done. If cloning is allowed it will come at the cost of misguided effort, the creation of a process known as gene selection, and loss of individuality and diversity....   [tags: Cloning]
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Problem With Human Cloning - Cloning by definition taken from the Oxford Dictionary is a plant or an animal that produced naturally or artificially from the cells of another plant or animal and so the same as it. The first cloned adult mammal is a sheep named Dolly. The aim of research into human cloning has never been to clone people, or to make babies. The original aim of human cloning research is to get stem cell to cure a disease. It is inevitable that one day this knowledge of human cloning would be abused. As time goes by, the scientist started to think deeply and this is how the concept of cloned human being introduced....   [tags: Human Cloning Essays]
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Argument Against Human Cloning - In 1997, the first clone of a sheep named Dolly was created. This embryo had a success rate of one to four percent. When applied to humans, this percentage may decrease and become lower and more unpredictable. With lives at stake, is it worth the risk of the embryos involved in the unstable process. Although cloning may allow for new medical procedures and research of diseases and cures, it takes away from the natural biological order of life, and allows humans to "play God" while creating a margin of error which could result in many defects....   [tags: Anti Human Cloning]
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Issues Regarding Animal Experimentation and Cloning - ... The reprogrammed cell begins to develop into an embryo because the egg reacts with the transferred nucleus. The embryo will become genetically identical to the patient. The embryo will then form a blastocyst which has the potential to form or become any cell in the body. Cloning has two methods – Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer and Artificial embryo Twinning. Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer is almost like the Artificial Embryo Twinning but it is different because the egg will only have a single set of chromosome in them that have been removed and replaced by the nucleus from the somatic cell....   [tags: DNA cloning, dolly, transgenic]
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The Effects of Human Cloning on Medicine - ... This would ensure that the body of the sick or injured human would not reject the tissue or organ given to them, which is a major concern in the medical world today (Hyde and Setaro 83). Stem Cells could also be created from the patient alone, without the use of a donor, with the use of nuclear transfer (Aldridge). The use of cloning could cure many people with chronic illnesses (Aldridge). Even though human cloning seems to have many significant benefits, several apprehensions are created by the thought of cloning entire human bodies (Hyde and Setaro)....   [tags: human cells, human cloning, dolly the sheep]
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The Impcat of Legalizing Cloning in our Society - ... They have pledged to better our society by offering us this so called ‘cloned food’ that is deemed by the Food and Drug administration (FDA) to be safe and not harmful to us because it has been tested to be harmless to anybody that eats the products. They have been in the so-called business since 2002 and so far they have been criticized for creating so called illegal and non-right food. However, there are people in our society that are against these companies. Whitney Hibbitts and George Smolka, who have gone as far as to take the Monsanto Company into court to argue against them because of their methods on creating a new way to supply our famers with new ways and techniques to sustain...   [tags: dna and genes, cloning, dolly the sheep]
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REPRODUCTIVE CLONING CAN SAVE OUR LIVES IN THE FUTURE - As years pass, more and more gadgets, machines, forms of transportation and foods are being improved because of the technological advancements. Even the life of humans is improved by the years, where the life expectancy is increasing because of the developed medical research, medicines, and medical equipment. However, developed biomedical methods such as cloning are controversial, and in fact 93% of all Americans oppose cloning. Because of the controversies against this practice, the United States would not open the door to reproductive cloning, and this led to a debate between the government, and scientists and bioethicists- who are supporting human cloning....   [tags: HUman CLoning, Fear, Religion]
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The Issues Surrounding the Possibility of Modern Day Artificial Cloning - With the invention of cloning, several important questions have arisen. There are many incorrect ideas of what human cloning is. Cloning is the creation of an organism that is an exact genetic copy of another. This means that every single part of DNA is the same between the two. Because of this definition, any identical twin could also be considered a clone. However, it is artificial cloning that has sparked the interest of scientists in our time. There are three different types of artificial cloning: genetic cloning, molecular cloning and therapeutic cloning, but human and animal cloning is done through genetic cloning....   [tags: Human Cloning, ethics] 1578 words
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Human Cloning - Human Cloning Human Cloning comes with two dangerous processes, reproductive cloning (the creating of a new organism) and the therapeutic cloning (the creation of a new tissues or “other biological products”) which affects the ethics of human society. Scientists perceive cloning benefits all men and women, while religious leaders stress the idea of cloning to be an unethical process. Although human cloning serves as an aid to the children and parents with conflicts, cloning is completely unacceptable to convey human life as a product....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Cloning] 1030 words
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The Benefits of Cloning - The Advantages of Cloning      People often question whether or not cloning is morally acceptable in our society, and also if it is worth all the money that we spend on research for cloning.  It is hard to believe that not to long ago many people believed that joining a sperm and an egg in a test tube was considered to be morally wrong.  It is now used by millions of doctors around the world.  Cloning is at the beginning stages of being considered morally unacceptable and will soon move to be just like in-vitro fertilization.  Soon everyone will understand the benefits of cloning in agriculture, medicine, and social parenthood.  It is quite obvious that cloning has many soci...   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument]
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Reproductive cloning - As years pass, more and more gadgets, machines, transportations, and foods are being improved because of the technological advancements. Even the life of humans is improved by the years, where the life expectancy is increasing because of the developed medical research, medicines, and medical equipments. However, developed biomedical methods such as cloning are controversial, and in fact 93% of all Americans oppose cloning. Because of the controversies against this practice, the United States would not open the door to reproductive cloning, and this lead to a debate between the government, and scientists and bioethicists- who are supporting human cloning....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Human Cloning] 2371 words
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Genetic Engineering and Genetic Cloning - A controversial issue is the possible application of new techniques in genetic engineering to produce human clones. Up until now genetic engineering and cloning has been used to clone plants, unicellular organisms, amphibians and simple mammals. This has led to significant advances in agriculture, industry, and medicine. Newer techniques in genetic engineering have enabled scientists to clone more complex mammals and opened up the possibility of cloning humans. Although there are many potential benefits to this technology, the prospect of cloning humans has raised many practical, ethical and religious dilemmas that are currently being debated by society....   [tags: Cloning Essays] 2185 words
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Human Cloning Could Happen Within 50 Years - ... For example, if tissues are pulled from the heart technically, it is possible to grow tissues from the heart and grow the organ. Even though cloning could help prevent diseases and other sicknesses, society thinks otherwise. First, there are churches that are against cloning animals and research done on people for their cells. Now there are also people who believe messing with what nature has already created is wrong. They believe that nature has made us for a reason and not to be tempered, which also means this is clearly going against the course of nature....   [tags: john gurdon, cloning, dolly the sheep]
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Cloning: Is It Ethical? - Cloning: Is It Ethical. Science today is developing at warp speed. We have the capability to do many things, which include the cloning of actual humans. First you may ask what a clone is. A clone is a group of cells or organisms, which are genetically identical, and have all been produced from the same original cell. There are three main types of cloning, two of which aim to produce live cloned offspring and one, which simply aims to produce stem cells and then human organs. These three are: reproductive cloning, embryo cloning and therapeutic cloning....   [tags: Cloning Science Biology Essays Papers] 1559 words
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Cloning: Many Questions and Few Answers - Cloning: Many Questions and Few Answers The birth of Dolly was announced by Ian Wilmut's team from Roslin Institute in February 1997. There is actually nothing radically new in the way Dolly was made, since lower vertebrates, such as frogs, had been cloned in 1968 by John Gurdon of Cambridge University. The term 'clone' originates from the Greek word 'klwn', meaning 'twig', because whenever we divide an overgrown shrub or successfully cultivate a houseplant cutting, cloning has occurred. Nuclear transfer technology was used in which a donor's udder cell, a nucleus with the genome intact, was fused with an unfertilised egg cell....   [tags: Cloning Essays] 369 words
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Attack of the Cloning Regulations - Attack of the Cloning Regulations Better and new technologies and ideas are constantly introduced through the passage of time, most of which are just for the convenience of modern life. There is usually not much of an objection when they are introduced into society because the pros of the idea greatly outweigh the cons; however, this is not the case with the discovery that human cloning is now practically possible. When a breakthrough like cloning comes about regulations must be set forth to insure the safety of all those who would use it....   [tags: Science Cloning Scientific Papers]
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The Cloning Debate - The Cloning Debate        The first attempt in cloning was conducted in 1952 on a group of frogs. The experiment was a partial success.  The frog cells were cloned into other living frogs however, only one in every thousand developed normally , all of which were sterile. The rest of the frogs that survived grew to abnormally large sizes.   In 1993, scientist and director of the in vitro lab at George Washington University, Jerry Hall and associate Robert Stillman, reported the first ever successful cloning of human embryos.  It was the discovery of in- vitro fertilization in the 1940’s that began the pursuit to ease the suffering of infertile couples.  After years of research, scien...   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 782 words
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Genetic Cloning is Safe and Easy - Many years ago Scottish scientists announced that they had successfully cloned a sheep. They named it dolly and it was an exact copy of the original sheep. Is cloning morally right. Is it ethical. Some people think that it is wrong and that it shouldn’t be practiced on any animal. In this report I will tell you about genetics, cloning and whether I think it is wrong or right. Genetics Is the study of a persons genes or ancestry. Genealogists can tell you where your ancestors immigrated to America from....   [tags: Genetic Cloning Essays] 487 words
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Human Cloning Should be Permitted - Human Cloning Should be Permitted What would you say if I told you that scientists had just developed a new procedure that could lead not only to the cure for cancer, but would provide an unlimited source of organ donors and could lead to the first effective treatment of nerve damage. Now adding on to this scenario lets say that our government was taking action to ban this new procedure because of a few myths and some loud mouthed conservatives. This scenario is true and is taking place with human cloning at this very moment....   [tags: Human Cloning Essays] 1382 words
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The Benefits of Cloning Research - The Benefits of Cloning Research      “To be or not to be…” In the last fifty years new forms of technology have been the center of attention for every human being. It seems that every day scientists come up with some new, perhaps even controversial, and exciting ways to improve the quality of life. These new technologies affect every aspect of life, as we know it. One such technology is the research being done in the area of cloning. Cloning is the production of one or more cells, individual plants, or animals that are genetically identical to another cell, plant or animal....   [tags: Cloning and Stem Cell Research] 1464 words
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Analyzing the Ethics of Reproductive Cloning - Analyzing the Ethics of Reproductive Cloning   “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” -Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence (1776)   The notion of the existence of basic human rights which all men are entitled to, first advanced by the great philosopher John Locke, became an indelible part of the American psyche when Thomas Jefferson first wrote these words in the Declaration of Independence in 1776....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument]
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The Reality of Human Cloning - The Reality of Human Cloning As aptly put by Rosa Beddington, the word “clone” has become one of the most emotive of all the terms coined by scientists which have entered popular vocabulary. I shall add another, and that will be the phrase “Dolly the sheep”. The conception of Dolly, the “baby” of scientist Ian Wilmut and his team has opened the possibility of cloning humans. The mention of Dolly brings to average the person, haunting connotations of “future replicas of living megalomaniacs and the resurrected dead”....   [tags: Genetic Engineering Cloning Essays]
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The Promise of Human Cloning - The Promise of Human Cloning Cloning opens many doors of opportunities in the agricultural aspect of the United States of America. It has already been a major factor in saving the lives of many humans. I feel the society as a whole can not and should not degrade this scientifical finding. I feel that human cloning should not be done and that this subject raises too many ethical questions. I would like to focus on an agricultural aspect if I may. People raised hell when animal parts were put into humans to save lives and today it is an accepted part of medicinal science....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 986 words
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The Benefits of Animal Cloning - The Benefits of Animal Cloning Put yourself into the body of someone who is need of a vital organ. You are on a waiting list, but who knows when you will receive this precious organ. The doctor says the chances of receiving an organ donor are slim because of your rare genetic make-up. The thought of praying for another human to die, just so you can live, seems selfish, but today, the only way to receive an organ is from the death, or the chance of death, of another human being. Even then, the donor may not match....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 2001 words
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Ethics of Human Cloning - Ethics of Human Cloning   On February 23, 1997 Dolly the lamb was literally made. She is not the work of nature or nature's God but of man, and Englishman, Ian Wilmut, and his fellow scientists. Dolly came into being not only asexually but also as the genetically identical copy of mature ewe, of whom she is a clone. When the startling news was heard throughout the world, there seemed to be substantial debate over the issue since it would open the doors for the possibility of human cloning....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument]
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America Needs More Cloning - America Needs More Cloning Each day there are numerous automobile accidents on highways. Many people are critically injured, but sadly, it is often easier to repair the automobile. It can be fixed using spare parts. Human drivers and passengers do not have that luxury (Mooney and Mikos, 1999). In this situation, cloning could help. There has been much debate on the issue of cloning, ever since the famous sheep, Dolly, was cloned from a mammary cell. Since that first development of cloning, there have been many forays into the realm of using clones for the advancement of medicine....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument]
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Cloning and Mind Zombies - Cloning and Mind Zombies Cloning, is it the thing of the future. Or is it a start of a new generation. To some, cloning could give back a life. A life of fun, happiness, and freedom. For others it could mean destruction, evil, or power. Throughout this paper, you the reader, should get a better concept of cloning, it's ethics, the pro's and con's, and the concerns it has brought up. You will hear the good of what cloning can do and the bad that comes with the good. Most of the information you will read about in this paper is what might become of the future....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 1851 words
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The Debate of Human Cloning - Missing Appendix The Debate of Human Cloning Human cloning has become a hot topic for debate. As we progressed one step closer to successfully cloning and developing a human being, legislators and the general public have become more concerned about the ethical and moral implications of this procedure. The federal government has been unsuccessful in reaching an agreement as to what policy to pass and enact. Thus, any current legislation on human cloning has been developed and enforced by individual states....   [tags: Cloning Clones Science Genetics Essays]
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The Science and the Laws Impacting Human Cloning - The Science and the Laws Impacting Human Cloning Human cloning, long the subject of science fiction, is today a practical reality. Recent breakthroughs, most renowned the cloning of a sheep from an adult cell in Scotland in 1997, have caused the world to acknowledge that human cloning is indeed possible. Governments around the world immediately attempted to address the issue of human cloning, with varying levels of success. At the same time the pace of cloning technology continued to accelerate....   [tags: Human Cloning Research Paper]
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Cloning: An Option for Endangered Species Conservation - Cloning: An Option for Endangered Species Conservation Review of the Literature Geneticists know that the technology of cloning lies in the palm of their hands, and its use on domestic animals and now endangered species has already proven successful (“Endangered Species”; Fields-Meyer and Seaman;Holt et al.; Lanza et al.; Trivedi). The question I ask now is this: Will cloning be used in the conservation of endangered species. This very question has sparked debate between the scientific community and many conservationists....   [tags: Biology Clone Cloning]
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Human Cloning - The Greatest Danger is Ignorance - Human Cloning – The Greatest Danger is Ignorance The successful cloning of an adult sheep—in which the sheep's DNA was inserted into an unfertilized sheep egg to produce a lamb with identical DNA—generated an outpouring of ethical concerns. These concerns are not about Dolly, the now famous sheep, nor even about the considerable impact cloning may have on the animal breeding industry, but rather about the possibility of cloning humans. For the most part, however, the ethical concerns being raised are exaggerated and misplaced, because they are based on erroneous views about what genes are and what they can do....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 1322 words
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Cloning - Just Another Field of Science - Cloning - Just Another Field of Science One can imagine lying in bed with the knowledge that they have only a week to live. This prognosis is brought on because the person needs a new heart, liver, kidney, or any other life saving organ. Now that the realization of what has transpired hits this person it is time to find an organ donor. It could be the next car crash victim or someone from the immediate family. However, the odds of finding a donor grim. Wouldn't it be nice if the technology to clone a perfectly matching organ to replace the faulty one existed....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 1673 words
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Human Cloning - Individualistic vs. Communitarian - Human Cloning - Individualistic vs. Communitarian In many controversial topics around the world, we can find differing positions, and opinions. Many of these arguments, can be narrowed down to two different views, or constructs: individualistic and communitarian (an image of collectivism). An individualistic viewpoint "stresses the rights of the individual as a unique being" (class review). A communitarian viewpoint is more concerned with the good for the greatest number, "even if an individual must suffer or sacrifice" (class review)....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 1603 words
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We Must Stop Cloning Now! - We Must Stop Cloning Now. Did you know it took 277 tries to finally create the first mammal clone, Dolly. The process of cloning is not even close to being perfected to be used on animals or humans. It would also cause many different problems in the world if we did start cloning. We should stop this practice because it has to many flaws, it destroys individuality and uniqueness, will cause over population, and is against many religious and moral beliefs. Cloning started off with farmers cloning plants thousands of years ago in very simple ways, like cutting a plant and letting the roots combine to make another plant....   [tags: Cloning Genetic Engineering Essays] 589 words
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Cloning - Well, Split My Embryo! - Cloning – Well, Split My Embryo. Genetic engineering, altering the inherited characteristics of an organism in a predetermined way, by introducing into it a piece of the genetic material of another organism. Genetic engineering offers the hope of cures for many inherited diseases, once the problem of low efficiencies of effective transfer of genetic material is overcome. Another development has been the refinement of the technique called cloning, which produces large numbers of genetically identical individuals by transplanting whole cell nuclei....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 621 words
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Genetic Cloning - Cloning and the ability to manipulate and modify DNA has increased immensely in recent years. The field of genetic reproduction is creating a variety of unknown social and ethical consequences that are particular to our present time. Such consequences, although unknown now, of the manipulation of nature at such a primary biological level will have disastrous effects on the generations of the future. Cloning as a new science, concerns itself with the replication of organisms through asexual scientific method creating exact replications of the parent cell....   [tags: Cloning Essays]
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Cloning Should Have Limits - Cloning Should Have Limits "Mary had a little lamb, it fleece was slightly gray. It did not have a father, just some borrowed DNA" (Pence xv, par. 1). According to the article ("Cloning Milestones"), Dr. Hans Spemann visualized cloning back, in 1938 (121). Historical events from 1938 to 2005, provides evidence, that cloning is no longer a vision. Cloning is today's reality. The medical evolution related to the technology of cloning has generated ethical, moral and religious debates for decades....   [tags: Cloning DNA Ethics Stem Cell Research] 1515 words
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Cloning - Stronger, Smarter, and More Perfect Humans - Cloning - Stronger, Smarter, and More Perfect Humans A few years ago if you were to ask someone about the possibilities of cloning they would most likely say it was impossible. This attitude towards cloning has been held into belief up until recently when scientists in Scotland cloned a sheep. And immediately after scientists in Oregon cloned a monkey (Fackelmann 276). The most major breakthroughs of the century in science has occurred and we are not ready for it. The scientific breakthrough of cloning has caused a great deal of controversy in the media and also in the government....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 1215 words
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Human Cloning - Cloning humans has recently become a possibility. It is achieved by the production of a group of identical cells or organisms that all derive from a single individual (Grolier 220). It is not known when cloning humans really became a possibility, but it is known that there are two possible ways that we can clone humans. The first way involves splitting an embryo into several halves and creating many new individuals from that embryo. The second method of cloning a human involves taking cells from an already existing human being and cloning them, in turn creating other individuals that are identical to that particular person....   [tags: Clones, Cloning Essays]
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Cloning Humans - Cloning Humans Ian Wilmut’s foray into cloning Dolly has proved to be an appetizing entrée to mankind, with the next step being the cloning of endangered species, and eventually, humans. Although his team of researchers had qualified to the public that it is unethical to clone humans1, the very prospect of being able to replicate creatures of our own kind is nevertheless enticing. Think of all the possible benefits that make many scientists prepared to cross those ethical boundaries: Firstly, couples who have tried a long time for identical twins, triplets (or even quintuplets!) may now be able to have them by producing clones from a single embryonic cell....   [tags: Genetic Engineering Cloning Essays]
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Cloning - For the last few decades, cloning was a fictitious idea that lay deep within the pages of some sci-fi novels. The very idea that cloning could one day become reality was thought to be a scientific impossibility by many experts but on one exhilarating day, what was thought to be "purely fiction" became reality. That fine day was February 22, 1997. A team from the Roslin Institute which was lead by Dr. Ian Wilmut changed the face of history forever by revealing what looked like an average sheep. That sheep was what was going to be one of the most famous if not the most famous sheep in modern day....   [tags: Biology Cloning] 937 words
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Embryonic Stem Cells Should NOT Be Used for Cloning - Cloning has been an ethical and moral issue since the idea was first developed. There are many uses for investigating into this technology and many diseases that can be cured once the technology is understood. However, many of the methods in which the technology is developed and many of the uses of the technology destroy lives and only do harm. Much good can come from cloning and stem cell research, but we must be careful as to how we use this powerful technology. A stem cell is an unspecified cell that can regenerate itself and also turn into more specific types of cells that do more specific functions in the body (skin cells and blood cells for example)....   [tags: Cloning Ethic Moral Argument, stem cell research]
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Cloning: The Era of Laboratory Cloning - ... Carriers range from bacteria, yeast and plasmids. Plasmids are small DNA circles that bacteria carry. After the gene is inserted, the vector is calibrated so it causes it to multiply many times. The main purpose of gene-DNA cloning is so that researchers can use the gene as many times as they need so they can study it. In reproductive cloning, scientists use this technique to produce copies of animals. Researchers start off by removing a matured somatic cell, such as a skin cell; from whatever ever animal they want to copy....   [tags: dolly the sheep, dna, vector, identical]
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Polymerase Chain Reaction - One may view cloning as copying a living thing and producing multiple copies. People may think of cloning rabbits, sheep or humans. In the field of molecular biology, however cloning is viewed at a genetic molecular level, where a piece of DNA is copied on a large-scale by genetically copying tens to hundreds of thousands of identical DNA fragments. Researchers are developing new methods of cloning by using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). PCR was introduced in the 1980s and in recent years Kary Mullis won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his invention of PCR....   [tags: Cloning]
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The Ethics of Cloning - According to Richard Dawkins “Cloning may be good and it may be bad. Probably it's a bit of both. The question must not be greeted with reflex hysteria but decided quietly, soberly and on its own merits. We need less emotion and more thought” (Dawkins, 2011). Cloning is a general term used to describe the replication of biological material (Cloning Fact Sheet, 2009). Throughout this paper the reasoning behind why cloning is an acceptable and potentially life changing science will be examined. Along with this we will take a close look at the arguments against cloning and exploring the flaws within the argument....   [tags: Medical Ethics]
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The Immorality of Cloning - The Immorality of Cloning The cloning of animals and humans disregards the common ethics of the creation of humanity. Three types of cloning currently exist. There is therapeutic cloning, DNA cloning and reproductive cloning. Therapeutic cloning does not actually make a clone, it just makes stem cells. Stem cells are capable of becoming any type of cell that they are introduced to. For example, when a stem cell is introduced to a damaged heart, it transforms itself into a healthy heart cell. Even though stem cells might be very good for helping alleviate the pain of some diseases, the best use of stem cells is making embryos....   [tags: ethics, controversy, stem cell, science]
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The Ethics of Cloning - Imagine living in a society where performing a certain process, a perfect genetically identical copy of a biological entity could be produced (Cloning Fact Sheet, 1). This process is called cloning, and essentially it takes from one’s own genetic makeup to produce an exact replica. These exact replicas, known as clones, can benefit our society in many different ways; however, these benefits are not without great controversy and concerns. Proponents of cloning suggest that through cloning, humans can experience a greater quality of life with fewer health concerns including hunger and reproduction....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Cloning: The Face of a Better Tomorrow - As the world has grown and developed, there has been more of a demand for newer and more efficient ways to solve world problems. Cloning has opened up doors and shined some light onto some optional ways of resolving various global issues. Cloned animals could be used to increase productivity in the manufacturing and sale of meat. Cloning could also improve our agriculture and help to preserve our animal population. Lastly, cloning could quite possibly serve a major purpose in the medical field. In spite of several doubts and risks, cloning is an innovative process that can produce a variety of overwhelming benefits that can better today’s and tomorrow’s future....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Genetic Engineering - Imagine a world where diseases can be found and prevented before they happen. This would be a future possibility if genetic engineering became more advanced. Genetic engineering is when parts of DNA are spliced into another piece of DNA which give new traits to the organism containing the DNA. Through continued research in the field of genetics, techniques such as mapping genomes and splicing DNA can be used beneficially to improve on existing organisms and their traits. To help understand genetic engineering, it is important to understand its history....   [tags: Cloning]
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Pros and Cons of Genetic Cloning - Genetic cloning is a subject that has always been popular among scientists. The earliest breakthroughs in cloning can be dated back to over a century ago when a German biologist named Hans Driesch successfully cloned a sea urchin (Wilmut 1). Back then cloning wasn't yet a mainstream topic among the general public. But with all the technological advancements made over the years more astounding breakthroughs have been made possible. This has now sparked a huge debate, not only among scientists, but among governments and the public as well....   [tags: Genetic Engineering]
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The Need For an Educational Background on Cloning - ... The cells come together and create an egg, which then becomes an embryo” (Bailey, Cloning Techniques). The Roslin Technique was used to create Dolly the sheep. “Dolly, the world renowned Scottish sheep, was the first clone produced from non-reproductive adult cells”(L.R. Sanchez-Sweatman, 2000, page.29). Now since the growth and stages of development are covered, there are many who believe cloning can be useful in today’s society. Cloning could be very beneficial to modern medicine. The process of cloning can be used for research on human diseases (cancer, Parkinson’s, diabetes, sickle cell anemia), and the development of human organs....   [tags: nuclear transfer, genetically identical, dna]
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Animal Cloning: How Unethical is it? - ... For example, “some will be suffocated when their lungs do not inflate, some will be poisoned because of liver or kidney failure, and some will have only such ‘minor’ problems as gross obesity or premature arthritis.” Most of the clones will pass away due to the fact that they were scientifically manipulated rather than by natural causes (Satris 143). Woestendiek, the author of Dog Inc. mentioned that the majority of the dogs that underwent the cloning process in order to create clones were “…sent back to farms where they were killed and eaten” because South Korea is known for consuming the meat of dogs (Harris Kinga)....   [tags: dna, animal suffering, moral issues]
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Debatable Issues in Human Cloning - ... p. n.). Through observational comparisons of the cloning of mammals scientists have reached a greater turning point; however the life expectancy and abnormalities in the animals that survive up to adulthood could predictably mirror the outcomes of human cloning. Jaenisch argues that “scientists have not had any experience with human cloning...and any evidence they may cite as proof of their experience is...distorted evidence taken from animal cloning research.” Jaenisch’s point of view evolves specifically around preserving the health and well-being of human beings....   [tags: christian ethics, switch cells on and off]
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PROS AND CONS OF CLONING - Introduction The first successful cloning of a mammal, the sheep named Dolly, was arguably one of the most celebrated scientific achievements of the past decade. The cloning of Dolly brought to the forefront a longstanding debate about cloning human beings. The possibility of cloning a human being will have great significance especially in the healthcare industry since previously unachievable operations could now be feasible especially with the prospect of a new way of creating stem cells which possess the ability to treat heart diseases, cancer, and other daunting diseases....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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What is Cloning and How is it Done? - This is a kind a kind of complicated question; a simple definition for cloning would be a copy of the DNA but it is hard to explain. Cloning is not yet approved for humans in the United States of America as a genetic reproduction created by scientists, since it is a complex experimentation but I agree with it being approve. As a definition we can say that cloning is the act an asexual reproduction perfectly done with an example of DNA in the physiological and biochemical experiment with an original cell....   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]
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The Pros and Cons of Cloning - A clone is a cell, group of cells, or an organism that has descended from an ancestor without sexual reproduction. Humans have found cloning to be valuable and productive. For example, Agricultural scientists use embryo cloning to boost the number of offspring from farm animals. They hope to use cloning as to increase the number of offspring from animals with desired traits, such as lean meat or above-average milk production. Research biologists also use the technique of cloning to study how animals develop during the early stages of life....   [tags: human embryo, ] 1067 words
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The Failed Case against Cloning - Humans have used cloning techniques for thousands of years. We have taken plant stems or part of its root and developed those parts into separate but genetically identical plants. These methods of cloning are not seen as strange because its simple and widespread usage. In fact, many vegetables and fruits are grown using these cloning methods to produce an offspring identical to an exceptional plant. However, cloning, which started as a farming method, has now become a major source of debate due to breakthroughs in genetics....   [tags: Genetic Defects, Reproduction]
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An Overview Analysis of Cloning - ... The embryos are destroyed due to the extraction process, which raises ethical concerns. Humans Are Not the Only Ones Who Can Clone There are many other things on this planet that can clone themselves other than humans doing it. We have some cloning themselves right now as we speak and that is our cells. “Most cells, whether living as individuals or as a part of a larger organism, reproduce by cloning themselves” (Panno 1). Some others include sea cucumbers, sea stars, planarian, and even terrestrial vertebrates....   [tags: dna sequence, genetic engineering, clones]
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Cloning for the Greater Good - Cloning for the Greater Good Many advances in science continue to bring possibilities and hope to people around the world. The possibility of therapeutic cloning and embryonic stem cell research not only brings hope to people with diseases but also brings fear to many when the thought of clones walking the earth comes to mind. Therapeutic cloning is an advanced procedure also known as somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) where DNA is removed from an egg and replaced with DNA from a somatic cell....   [tags: Genetics]
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The Ethical Debate Over Cloning - ... The most ignorant argument, however, might be the statement that clones wouldn’t be original, real human beings. A clone would only be similar to the person he/she was cloned from in looks; experiences, knowledge, and memory can’t be cloned. We are formed just as much by our environment as we are from our genes. Identical twins are more genetically similar than clones are, but there is no argument that identical twins have very separate identities (Winston 105). So if the twins are different clones will be too....   [tags: misconception, Tay-Sachs disease]
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The Ethics of Human Cloning - For many years, cloning has been a controversy. There has been many deliberations on weither cloning is ethically or morally right or wrong. The definition of cloning can differ from one situation to another, in general when speaking about a cloneit means a fragment of DNA which is a serie of manipulations from a particular piece that can be generated unlimitedly ( Cullis, "Entering The Clone Zone." ) In this essay, the readers will understand why cloning should be considered legal due to it's benefits among human beings and society....   [tags: dna, genetic engineering, génétiques]
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The Debate of Human Cloning - The journey that human cloning has taken has been one of dramatic highs and lows, heated arguments and confusion about the path ahead. When researchers witnessed the birth of the first cloned mammal, they were ecstatic, but this high ended with the tragic early death of this sheep, Dolly, due to abnormalities (Jaenisch 2004: 2787). The initial success and progress in this field fueled scientists to want to do further research into this technology, which would eventually leading to work with human embryos....   [tags: Controversy, Ethical, Technology]
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Cloning is a Good Thing - Imagine seeing dinosaurs or other extinct animals roaming the world. Instead of going to museums to see motionless statues of them, see them alive and living. While this may be a bizarre concept, scientists have found a way to clone and make animals by just having a single strand or data of DNA. For example, if they happen to find a strand of hair from a wooly mammoth, scientists can actually create the creature. Cloning should be legalized because it can be used for many propitious purposes, from medical research, to bringing back endangered species, to cloning embryonic stem cells for medical uses, to cloning animals that contain meat for food, and cloning human body parts for people in ca...   [tags: stem cells, rhetorical] 587 words
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Technological and Ethical Concerns of Cloning - Before the discovery of Deoxyribonucleic acid, what scientists consider genotype and phenotype, or respectively innate and observable traits, inheritable traits were thought to be encoded by proteins. However, with the discovery of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and the understanding of its structure by Watson and Crick, the possibilities of cloning and even altering DNA become reality. Most notably, the successful cloning of a sheep, popularly known as Dolly, poses questions of what constitutes ethical standards of genetic alteration and copying....   [tags: Human Genome, Vitro Fertilization]
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The Controversies Around Human Cloning - ... Ilya Prigogine says that, “What we do today depends on our image of the future rather than the future depending on what we do today.” The topic of human cloning can be quite intense, there is a substantial demand for details regarding unsettled and complicated science which can have social and ethical issues. Bioethicist Pence (philosophy, Univ. of Alabama) challenges the subject by arguing for human cloning as a reproductive option, this includes his strengths on hyped issue of genetic determinism, useful analogies to in-vitro fertilization, and coherent reasons for preferring regulation over legislative bans....   [tags: Scientific Advancement, Ethics]
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