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    The Root of Success in Korean Cloning

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    Korea is currently leading the industry of cloning. There are many cultural and social aspects to why Koreans are leading this industry. David Plotz identifies a theory identified as the “Chopstick Theory of Scientific Supremacy” in his article titled, “The Seoul of Clones.” Plotz states Koreans eat with “narrow, metal chopsticks. Nabbing grains of rice with slippery, steel sticks requires a surgeon’s dexterity” (Plotz, 2005). While this example seems ridiculous, if one dissects the meaning

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    Stem-Cell Research and the Media

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    Stem-Cell Research and the Media Biomedical technology is getting much press due to the stem-cell debate.  A controversial topic in itself, with the President of the United States taking a stand on the issue for funding purposes, the topic has received even more press over the consequences resulting from President Bush's decision.  With the President's approval rating well over 80 percent since the September 11th attack, those who contest any of his decisions have been receiving feelings of

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    Dr. Frankenstein, Science,Technology and Ethics There is nothing more profound about the topic of science and technology than its ability to be a partner in helping to save lives. It is so influencial in coming up with the latest drugs to combat harmful and even deadly diseases and viruses such as AIDS, and some cancers. We are where we are today because of the remarkable innovations in science and technology. The idea that lives can be saved from such innovations as a new flu vaccine, or a

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    A court in South Korea ruled that human embryos are not yet life forms, according to USA Today. The conclusion of the case was that, "human embryos left over from fertility treatment are not life forms and can be used for research or destroyed," according to Agence France-Presse. The court also upheld the pre-existing law that allowed the use of embryos left over for research purposes, it also permitted clinics to dispose of embryos that had been frozen for five years after being fertilized. The

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    Hwang's Ethics

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    hinder scientific progress. Woo-Suk Hwang and his team paint a picture of the rampant fraud and ethical violations that occurs in the field of biological research and testing. The implications of scientific fraud and embezzlement move beyond the world of pure research to the area of public policy. Here fraud can become a matter of immediate practical significance (Erwin, Gendin & Kleiman 1994). The violation of the bioethics law, fraud and embezzlement by Woo-Suk Hwang is a case in point. Ethical

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    Ethics Of Cloning

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    Despite these positive outlooks on cloning, many critics of cloning express grave concerns towards the applications of cloning about possible abuses. Paul Stark voice his concerns that cloned human embryos “are living human organisms; they are members of the species Homo sapiens at the earliest developmental stages. Each of us was once an embryo” (Stark 7). Paul Stark implies how cloned embryos will be regarded differently from non cloned humans, which raises the questions of meaning of human rights

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    An interesting aspect of stem cell research is how politically charged it was from its very beginning. Originally born into a conservative playing field, the bounds on stem cell research were never as open as they are now, having been suppressed by political opinion for several decades. Numerous accounts of voting to support stem cell research were blocked by individual opinions of people with the influence to do so. Today, stem cell research is more open and accepted, due to technological advancements

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    Carl Sagan and Skeptical Thinking

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    (Committee on Science, 2009). References Defining Critical Thinking. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.criticalthinking.org: http://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/our-concept-of-critical-thinking/411 BBC News. (2009, October 29). Profile: Hwang Woo-suk. Retrieved from BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4554704.stm Bovée, C. L., & Thill, J. V. (2012). Business Communication Today. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education. Committee on Science, E. a. (2009). On Being a

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    Cloning Should Have Limits "Mary had a little lamb, it fleece was slightly gray. It did not have a father, just some borrowed DNA" (Pence xv, par. 1). According to the article ("Cloning Milestones"), Dr. Hans Spemann visualized cloning back, in 1938 (121). Historical events from 1938 to 2005, provides evidence, that cloning is no longer a vision. Cloning is today's reality. The medical evolution related to the technology of cloning has generated ethical, moral and religious debates for

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    In the world of science there is only one reason for a celebration, a scientific breakthrough. July 5, 1996 is a date in many scientists’ eyes where a party is indeed called for. A star was created, Dolly, a sheep who was successfully cloned in the hands of science. In the website article, “How Human Cloning Will Work,” the authors Cristen Conger and Kevin Bonsor use rhetoric appeals to illustrate the possible downfalls and achievements of human cloning. A detailed assessment of how the authors

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