The Need For an Educational Background on Cloning

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Clones would also have an increased risk of birth defects, if they survived to term. It would be obligatory for doctors and nurses to care for these children. The care that a cloned child might need, would be focusing on physiological and psychological needs. Nurses could also assist the clones and their family with identity crises, by counseling them. This would help them develop a close bond, and would convey acceptance. This bond would help the child develop security as well. This makes education on developmental abnormalities and cloning crucial for the medical society. Educators need to include the most upcoming knowledge on cloning in order to get ready for this complicated and innovative task. According to Dinc, “a survey of 68 nursing specialty organizations reported that only 30% of administrators were planning to offer genetics content in future programs”(Dince, 2003, 252). This shows that there is a crucial need for an educational background on cloning and new genetic findings. Technology is quickly headed in this direction. The growth and stages of development for cloning are vast. Before observing whether or not this is possible, an understanding of cloning and the different techniques of cloning is very significant. “Cloning techniques are laboratory processes used to produce offspring that are genetically identical to the donor parent. Clones are created by a process called somatic cell nuclear transfer”(Bailey, Cloning Techniques). There are two variations of this method. There is the Roslin Technique and the Honolulu Technique. If a clone is genetically identical to its’ donor parent, they will have similar features, but not be the same age, or have the same environmental impacts. “The “Nuclear Transfer” defi... ... middle of paper ... ...mber), Womens Health and the Cloning Debate. http://www.geneticsandsociety.org/article.php?id=94 Gibson, D. (2013). Human cloning breakthrough prompts objections. Christian Century, 130(12), 15. The Moral Case Against Cloning for Biomedical Research. (2003). Issues in Law & Medicine, 18(3), 261. McLachlan, H. (2007, July 21). Comment: Let's legalise cloning. New Scientist. p. 20. Best, S., & Kellner, D. (2002). Biotechnology, Ethics and the Politics of Cloning. Democracy & Nature: The International Journal Of Inclusive Democracy, 8(3), 439-465. doi:10.1080/1085566022000022128 Baylis, F. (2002). Human Cloning: Three Mistakes and an Alternative. Journal Of Medicine & Philosophy, 27(3), 319. Fischer, J. (2000). Copies upon copies. U.S. News & World Report, 128(5), 52. Robertson, J. A. (1994). The question of human cloning. Hastings Center Report, 24(2), 6.
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