Stem Cells and Clones: Good Medicine or Wrong Ethically and Morally?

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Introduction-
Since the first mammal was cloned nearly 2 decades ago, the imagination and the sheer possibility of new opportunities had people dreaming. However since then there has been little done other than clone other animals. Much of it has to do with a wider political, ethical and moral debate.
Earlier this year scientists found a way to clone a human cell. This has huge implications on how medicine can be done using cloning techniques. The methodology of the technique scientist used is interesting and incorporates much of what fuels the debate. That has stalled cloning as a valid form of medicine. In this poster we go through the process. The steps are labelled 1-5.

1.The first step scientists used was taking a skin cell from patient. This is the sample that is going to be cloned. It doesn’t have to be a skin cell, it’s only the most accessible. Anything with genetic information will do.
2. An unfertilized egg cell is then taken from a donor. The nucleus is then taken out of the egg cell and the skin cell is inserted into the egg. An inactivated Sendai virus was used to fu...

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