An Analysis on the Future Cloning

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An Analysis on the Future Cloning

Cloning has been going on in the natural world for thousands of

years. A clone is simply one living thing made from another, leading

to two organisms with the same set of genes. In that sense, identical

twins are clones, because they have identical DNA. Sometimes, plants

are self-pollinated, producing seeds and eventually more plants with

the same genetic code.

Techniques have improved rapidly, making it possible to clone cattle,

sheep and other farm animals.

How could cloning farm animals be of benefit?

Cloning farm animals would be of many benefits among them are

One of the major reasons to clone a farm animal is that, it reduces

the effort and time needed for farmers to do what they have been doing

for years that is selecting and propagating the best of the herd.

How could cloning benefit medical research?

Cloning would be of a much benefit in medical research, example

genetically identical laboratory animals (clones) can be used as

models for human disease. The most commonly used laboratory animal is

the mouse, it reproduces rapidly and its genetics have been well

studied, clones in laboratories such as the Mice will likely

facilitate the discovery of new treatments for diseases.

Cure and reduction of diseases such as cardiovascular, disability and

stroke can be studied into details by cloning animals such as rabbits

because they provide model for studying the interaction of

mitochondrial genes and cytoplasmic factors. Cloning can also reduce

the hazards of transplantation rejection by harvesting early embryos

to provide cell and tissue replacement.

Again research in...

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...d for nuclear verses cytoplasmic factors.

* Commercial Endeavours: Noting that no live dog clones have yet

been reported, the company PerPETuate, Inc. (Connecticut) is

freezing tissue from family pets for the future. Researchers have

had little success in the steps required to make a dog clone, such

as development after nuclear transfer and embryo implantation into

the womb.

* Treatment for Human Disease: Cells could be harvested from early

embryos to provide cell and tissue replacement without the hazards

of transplantation rejection. The U.K. government has recently

accepted recommendations from its chief medical to permit research

using embryos subject to controls, which include a 14-day limit

(see the Department of Health website listed below in "learn


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