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”. Indeed, Dolly has provided misconceptions about cloning, which, to a certain extent is skewed.
Deliberate cloning is as old as horticulture itself and is nothing new. It has yielded numerous benefits, particularly in the area of medicine and horticulture. So has other breakthrough scientific discoveries like In- vitro fertilization (IVF) and organ transplants. The fear factor with regards to cloning is only this: cloning humans. Recent newspaper articles report on the cloning of embryos in China. (The Straits Times 2/8/02) The possibility is very real and the i...
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- Congress, the president, foreign countries, political activists, companies, consumers, churches, ethicists, doctors, patients, and even scientists have entered the fervent debate on cloning. The March edition of the Life Extension Foundation’s (LEF) magazine vocally calls for American citizens to write to their Senators and stop an anti-cloning bill from passage through both Houses (See Figure 1.) While the public argues over short-term questions – such as what is the definition of cloning, at what point does life begin, and is cloning bad – we must examine the hidden future potential and consequences of therapeutic cloning.... [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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