The Pros And Cons Of Cloning

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Cloning in biology means to propagate an organism or cell as a clone. Propagate means to breed specimens of a plant or animal by natural processes from the parent stock. To make a clone, you must use cloning techniques that are done by scientist in which they grow stem cells from a live parent stock. They do this to try to develop patient-specific lines of cells to treat a whole host of ailments. This includes anything from heart disease to blindness. Ailments mean an illness, typically a minor one. Cloning techniques are processes done in a laboratory that produces offspring that are genetically identical to the donor parent. Artificial twinning and somatic cell nuclear transfer creates clones from an adult animal. There are two variations…show more content…
Clones are organisms that are exact genetic copies of an adult animal. Although many people believe clones are artificial, they can come naturally in nature. These clones are referred to as identical twins. Unnatural clones are made through modern cloning technologies. Unnatural cloning is done by artificial embryo twinning that mimics the natural process in which identical twins are created. Within the natural cloning process, the embryo splits in two. Each half of the embryo keeps splitting until it is two complete individuals. Being they were from the same initial fertilized egg, they are genetically identical. In artificial embryo twinning, even though a Petri dish carries the embryo rather than a mother, the process still uses the same approach as twinning in the natural sense. A Petri dish is a shallow cylindrical glass or plastic lidded dish that biologist use to culture cells such as bacteria or small mosses. An embryo is then separated into individual cells. They are then given time to the Petri dish to divide and develop until placed into a surrogate where they finish developing. Just like natural clones, the unnatural clones came from the same…show more content…
The articles, “What is Cloning” by The Genetic Science Learning Center, “Animal clones: Double Trouble?” by Emily Sohn, and “Cloning advance using stem cells from human adult reopens ethical questions” by Ariana Eunjung Cha, all give insight about what to consider when it comes to cloning. The goal of cloning is to take control of the process of the reproductive system and remove all the bad qualities to make a specific combination of genes for a benefit. Cloning in biology means to propagate an organism or cell as a clone. Moral or unmoral, cloning will continue to be researched and may even be the stepping stone to a completely new life in the

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