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Cloning - For the last few decades, cloning was a fictitious idea that lay deep within the pages of some sci-fi novels. The very idea that cloning could one day become reality was thought to be a scientific impossibility by many experts but on one exhilarating day, what was thought to be "purely fiction" became reality. That fine day was February 22, 1997. A team from the Roslin Institute which was lead by Dr. Ian Wilmut changed the face of history forever by revealing what looked like an average sheep. That sheep was what was going to be one of the most famous if not the most famous sheep in modern day....   [tags: Biology Cloning] 937 words
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The Cloning Debate - The Cloning Debate        The first attempt in cloning was conducted in 1952 on a group of frogs. The experiment was a partial success.  The frog cells were cloned into other living frogs however, only one in every thousand developed normally , all of which were sterile. The rest of the frogs that survived grew to abnormally large sizes.   In 1993, scientist and director of the in vitro lab at George Washington University, Jerry Hall and associate Robert Stillman, reported the first ever successful cloning of human embryos.  It was the discovery of in- vitro fertilization in the 1940’s that began the pursuit to ease the suffering of infertile couples.  After years of research, scien...   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 782 words
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Genetic Engineering and Genetic Cloning - A controversial issue is the possible application of new techniques in genetic engineering to produce human clones. Up until now genetic engineering and cloning has been used to clone plants, unicellular organisms, amphibians and simple mammals. This has led to significant advances in agriculture, industry, and medicine. Newer techniques in genetic engineering have enabled scientists to clone more complex mammals and opened up the possibility of cloning humans. Although there are many potential benefits to this technology, the prospect of cloning humans has raised many practical, ethical and religious dilemmas that are currently being debated by society....   [tags: Cloning Essays] 2185 words
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Cloning: Many Questions and Few Answers - Cloning: Many Questions and Few Answers The birth of Dolly was announced by Ian Wilmut's team from Roslin Institute in February 1997. There is actually nothing radically new in the way Dolly was made, since lower vertebrates, such as frogs, had been cloned in 1968 by John Gurdon of Cambridge University. The term 'clone' originates from the Greek word 'klwn', meaning 'twig', because whenever we divide an overgrown shrub or successfully cultivate a houseplant cutting, cloning has occurred. Nuclear transfer technology was used in which a donor's udder cell, a nucleus with the genome intact, was fused with an unfertilised egg cell....   [tags: Cloning Essays] 369 words
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Genetic Cloning is Safe and Easy - Many years ago Scottish scientists announced that they had successfully cloned a sheep. They named it dolly and it was an exact copy of the original sheep. Is cloning morally right. Is it ethical. Some people think that it is wrong and that it shouldn’t be practiced on any animal. In this report I will tell you about genetics, cloning and whether I think it is wrong or right. Genetics Is the study of a persons genes or ancestry. Genealogists can tell you where your ancestors immigrated to America from....   [tags: Genetic Cloning Essays] 487 words
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The Promise of Human Cloning - The Promise of Human Cloning Cloning opens many doors of opportunities in the agricultural aspect of the United States of America. It has already been a major factor in saving the lives of many humans. I feel the society as a whole can not and should not degrade this scientifical finding. I feel that human cloning should not be done and that this subject raises too many ethical questions. I would like to focus on an agricultural aspect if I may. People raised hell when animal parts were put into humans to save lives and today it is an accepted part of medicinal science....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 986 words
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Cloning and Mind Zombies - Cloning and Mind Zombies Cloning, is it the thing of the future. Or is it a start of a new generation. To some, cloning could give back a life. A life of fun, happiness, and freedom. For others it could mean destruction, evil, or power. Throughout this paper, you the reader, should get a better concept of cloning, it's ethics, the pro's and con's, and the concerns it has brought up. You will hear the good of what cloning can do and the bad that comes with the good. Most of the information you will read about in this paper is what might become of the future....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 1851 words
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The Benefits of Animal Cloning - The Benefits of Animal Cloning Put yourself into the body of someone who is need of a vital organ. You are on a waiting list, but who knows when you will receive this precious organ. The doctor says the chances of receiving an organ donor are slim because of your rare genetic make-up. The thought of praying for another human to die, just so you can live, seems selfish, but today, the only way to receive an organ is from the death, or the chance of death, of another human being. Even then, the donor may not match....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 2001 words
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Human Cloning - The Greatest Danger is Ignorance - Human Cloning – The Greatest Danger is Ignorance The successful cloning of an adult sheep—in which the sheep's DNA was inserted into an unfertilized sheep egg to produce a lamb with identical DNA—generated an outpouring of ethical concerns. These concerns are not about Dolly, the now famous sheep, nor even about the considerable impact cloning may have on the animal breeding industry, but rather about the possibility of cloning humans. For the most part, however, the ethical concerns being raised are exaggerated and misplaced, because they are based on erroneous views about what genes are and what they can do....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 1322 words
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Human Cloning - Individualistic vs. Communitarian - Human Cloning - Individualistic vs. Communitarian In many controversial topics around the world, we can find differing positions, and opinions. Many of these arguments, can be narrowed down to two different views, or constructs: individualistic and communitarian (an image of collectivism). An individualistic viewpoint "stresses the rights of the individual as a unique being" (class review). A communitarian viewpoint is more concerned with the good for the greatest number, "even if an individual must suffer or sacrifice" (class review)....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 1603 words
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Cloning - Well, Split My Embryo! - Cloning – Well, Split My Embryo. Genetic engineering, altering the inherited characteristics of an organism in a predetermined way, by introducing into it a piece of the genetic material of another organism. Genetic engineering offers the hope of cures for many inherited diseases, once the problem of low efficiencies of effective transfer of genetic material is overcome. Another development has been the refinement of the technique called cloning, which produces large numbers of genetically identical individuals by transplanting whole cell nuclei....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 621 words
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Cloning - Stronger, Smarter, and More Perfect Humans - Cloning - Stronger, Smarter, and More Perfect Humans A few years ago if you were to ask someone about the possibilities of cloning they would most likely say it was impossible. This attitude towards cloning has been held into belief up until recently when scientists in Scotland cloned a sheep. And immediately after scientists in Oregon cloned a monkey (Fackelmann 276). The most major breakthroughs of the century in science has occurred and we are not ready for it. The scientific breakthrough of cloning has caused a great deal of controversy in the media and also in the government....   [tags: Cloning Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 1215 words
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Cloning - Why ban cloning. For one, the many deformed, stillborn, diseased and dead animals created on the way to making Dolly. As must as we’re being told that human cloning is just around the corner, in fact, even the scientists who are most successful at cloning have a very poor track record making cloned animals. (5) Although cloning experts claim that their work would help infertile couples, the experience with animal cloning has shown that scientifically, the experiment generates ethical concerns just as it is still replete with a lot of risks for the offspring....   [tags: essays research papers] 466 words
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Cloning - Cloning Will Not Benefit Society Works Cited Dixon, Patrick. Reasons Against Cloning. 26 July 2002 Holy Bible, King James Version. Anaheim, CA: Lockman Foundation, 1998. Kayotic Development. Anti-Cloning Research. 22 July 2002 New Scientist: Raising The Dead 22 July 2002 Nussbaum, Martha C., and Cass R. Sunstein. Clones and Clones. W.W. Norton & Company. New York. London, 1998 Pence, Gregory E., ed. Flesh Of My Flesh. Rowman & Little Field Publishers, Inc., Oxford, 1998 Roleff, Tamara L., ed....   [tags: essays research papers fc] 1816 words
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Cloning - Cloning humans is a threat to our society. It presents a vast number of problems that arise with each new discovery. The first is the decrease in distinct genetic make-up. Cloning also brings up many ethical points dealing with creation and psychological well being of clones. Cloning is such a new area of study that it requires a large amount of money and offers a lot of room for mistakes. The biggest problem with the use of cloning is the decline in genetic diversity. The biological definition of a clone is "an organism that has the same genetic information as another organism or organisms"....   [tags: essays research papers] 509 words
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Cloning - Cloning, as of recent years, has become a very controversial issue. Society is firmly divided on the uses and ethics of cloning. Cloning can rang from producing copies of plants and animals to clones of humans and human organs. But cloning can have several positive effects for the well being of society. Cloning plants can have positive effects fo humans. Scientist can clone plants and alter them to produce healthier food. For example, oranges which contain an abundance of Vitamin C, can be altered to include Vitamin D and Calcium, which is found amply in milk....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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cloning - Introduction The possibility of human cloning, raised when Scottish scientists at Roslin Institute created the much-celebrated sheep "Dolly" (Nature 385, 810-13, 1997), aroused worldwide interest and concern because of its scientific and ethical implications. The feat, cited by Science magazine as the breakthrough of 1997, also generated uncertainty over the meaning of "cloning" --an umbrella term traditionally used by scientists to describe different processes for duplicating biological material....   [tags: essays research papers] 2721 words
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Cloning - Recently, we have all seen the controversy over whether or not we should attempt to clone. If you haven't heard: A group of scientists in Scotland announced the birth of a sheep cloned from embryonic cells, presaging Dolly. Dolly's was the birth heard round the world. The first mammal ever cloned from a single adult cell, she was living proof that scientists had solved one of the most challenging problems of cell biology. Her creation raised a troubling question: Can humans, too, be cloned. And if so, Should humans be able to play God....   [tags: essays research papers] 669 words
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Cloning - Someone once said that if you give someone an inch they would take a foot. Biotechnologist would like to receive an inch of allowance from the government to start the cloning process here in the United States. The fear, however, that cloning may become too advanced is a relevant response. Cloning is the copying of genes, or DNA, of one organism to be used in the creation of an identical one. It is similar to genetic engineering, which is the manipulation of the genes. HOW IS CLONING DONE Cloning is said to be used for many positive reasons, but the fact remains that it has an equal, if not greater amount of negative side effects....   [tags: essays research papers] 1104 words
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Cloning - Cloning Cloning is the creation of an organism that is an exact genetic copy of another. This means that every single bit of DNA is the same. This has been done naturally in nature with identical twins and it has been done artificially since around the 1950s though it has improved over time to the stage where scientists can even clone mammals. The purpose of cloning in scientific exploration and cloning may one day be able to help people needing new organs. Cloning is done in a couple of different ways....   [tags: Papers] 583 words
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Cloning - A DISCUSSION ON CLONING Have you ever wondered when the scientists of our day will start cloning humans. You might be asking yourself what exactly is cloning. It is a method that involves the production of a group of identical cells or organisms that all derive from a single individual (Grolier 220). Basically, cloning is the copy of the same individuals DNA to another individual. There is no doubt that if humans are cloned many problems involving the technological and ethical sides of this issue will arise and will be virtually impossible to avoid....   [tags: essays research papers] 513 words
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Cloning - Millions of people. They all look alike, think alike, and dress alike. Sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel, right. Well, with cloning it’s possible, maybe. They will look alike, but that’s about it. Cloning will help the world, not make it the same. Three pros to cloning are that cloning may hold the secret to eternal youth, the research of genes has changed the thinking of scientists, and that parents would be able to have a child who looks exactly like a model, movie star, etc. First, cloning could lead to the discovery of the secret to eternal youth....   [tags: essays research papers] 482 words
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Cloning - Cloning Twenty-five years ago, scientists thought that cloning was virtually impossible. In the last five years, the science of cloning, has come to realization. What is a clone. A clone is a duplicate - much like a photocopy is a duplicate, or copy, of a document (Kolate, 238). A good example of copies that occur in nature are identical twins, which are duplicates of each other. On a daily basis, molecular geneticists and other scientists use cloning techniques to replicate various genetic materials such as gene segments and cells (Kolate, 238)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cloning - Cloning Duplicating of genes and DNA…. Cloning. Cloning is basically the reproduction of cells. You take an unfertilized cell, combine it with a cell from the same organism and create a new living cell. The question is…is cloning OK. Is the breeding of a bigger and meatier cow and fresher healthier potatoes equal to cloning a person. Many different groups debate upon these questions. Religious groups argue that God created all, and he thrives on diversity. This diversity is being threatened by cloning....   [tags: essays research papers] 732 words
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Cloning - Cloning What is a Clone. A clone is a group of genetically identical cells. For example, tumors are clones of cells inside an organism because they consist of many replicas of one mutated cell. Another type of clone occurs inside a cell. Such a clone is made up of groups of identical structures that contain genetic material, such as mitochondria and chloroplasts. Some of these structures, called plasmids, are found in some bacteria and yeasts. Techniques of genetic engineering enable scientists to combine an animal or plant gene with a bacterial or yeast plasmid....   [tags: essays research papers] 957 words
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Cloning - Cloning is a big issue now. Many arguments are going on about cloning humans being immoral. But what is cloning. Cloning is one or more offspring from a single ancestor; the genetic composition from the ancestor is identical to the offspring. No sex is involved in the production of clones, and since sex is the normal means by which new genetic material is introduced during procreation, clones have no choice having the same genes as their only parent. A clone of cells refers to the descendants of a single parent cell....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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cloning - Cloning in the Twenty-first Century Cloning is the making of genetically identical copies of a single cell or organism. Cloning was never talked about much,(When?) unless a person read science fiction or watched movies. Then on February 23, 1997 comma Dolly the Iamb What is an iamb. appeared on the news. Dr. Ian Wilmut, the head of the Roslin Institute in Edinburg, Scotland had led the team who cloned Dolly. Dolly was cloned from the omit ‘the’ one reproductive tissue of one adult female sheep, so that she was genetically identical....   [tags: essays research papers] 657 words
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Cloning - The History of CloningThe theory of being able to make a genetic copy (a clone) of another animal has been around for quite a while. In this section as the title reads I will show the history of cloning.400 million years B. C.- Plants have been cloning themselves since not to long (as far as the Earth is concerned) after their introduction to our planet. They send out runners that create an identical copy of the parent plant. 1938- Hans Spermann, of Germany, envisions what he calls the "fantastical experiment"....   [tags: essays research papers] 2444 words
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Cloning - Human embryo cloning should not be done because of the religious, moral, ethical, and social concerns that it places upon the human race. Although there may be some positive affects to cloning humans, there are far too many opposing factors in this situation. Many religious leaders of expressed their concern and condemnation of human cloning. The moral and ethical aspects outweigh any scientific evidence, and the social concerns are frightening. The most important question that needs to be asked, is whether the gains out weigh the losses--the gains being scientific research and the losses being the religious, moral, ethical, and social concerns that it poses on today’s society....   [tags: essays research papers] 1489 words
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cloning - Cloning. It looks as if the variant of manipulating nature based on the idea of multiplying human beings is coming within the reach of modern science quickly. Today's scientists have already been able to clone a sheep. The living result is Dolly: a normal ewe, alive and kicking, she's just an exact copy of her celldonor. When more of less the same technique would be used on humans, that would mean the solution of many problems. Infertile and gay couples could have a baby by having themselves cloned....   [tags: essays research papers] 406 words
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Cloning - This article, “Cloning Noah’s Ark,” is about the cloning of endangered species to prevent some animals from disappearing from the planet. The three authors of this article were Robert P. Lanza, Betsy L. Dresser and Philip Damiani. According to Scientific American, they all share an interest in reproductive biology and animals. Lanza, the vice president of medical and scientific development at Advanced Cell Technology (ACT) in Worcester, Massachusetts, founded the South Meadow Pond and Wildlife Association in Worcester County....   [tags: essays research papers fc] 341 words
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cloning - Cloning humans and organs could only yield new technologies that will be beneficial to society. Organ cloning is something that would be extremely beneficial to society. For example, if we could clone human organs there would be no need for waiting lists for people looking for donors. Scientist could make a clone of a patient’s organ, that their body would be more likely to accept, without the imperfections of their previous organ. This way, another person who was on the waiting list could receive the organ....   [tags: essays research papers] 587 words
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Cloning - Bioethics, which is the study of value judgments pertaining to human conduct in the area of biology and includes those related to the practice of medicine, has been an important aspect of all areas in the scientific field (Bernstein, Maurice, M.D.). It is one of the factors that says whether or not certain scientific research can go on, and if it can, under which rules and regulations it must abide by. One of the most recent and controversial issues facing our society today is the idea of cloning....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cloning - Cloning Cloning, the process of creating a copy of a plant or animal that is genetically identical to the original through asexual means, has sparked some interesting moral and ethical debate. For years, cloning has been used to produce a greater number of a specific type of plant, such as the Macintosh apple trees, which have all been derived from single mutated plant . Now, however, upon the discovery of a method to clone animals, even humans, people are beginning to become aware of the benefits and consequences of cloning, as well as the ethics involved....   [tags: Papers] 935 words
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cloning - cloning Abstract As bioethics Leon R. Kass points out in his essay The Wisdom of Repugnance, those who defend human cloning regard themselves mainly as friends of freedom: the freedom of individuals to reproduce, the freedom of scientists and inventors to discover and devise and to foster ‘progress’ in genetic knowledge and technique." Kass goes on to stress that in fact, a "right to reproduce" has always been a peculiar and problematic notion. Rights generally belong to individuals, but this is a right which (before cloning) no one can exercise alone....   [tags: essays papers]
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cloning - Cloning Imagine being a first year medical surgeon just out of the highest-ranking university in the nation. You are placed in the ER, in the Methodist Hospital building, as your days are spent saving people from the cruel realities that they are forced to live among. Day after day, you see handfuls of people coming in with a variety of gunshot, knife, and domestic violence wounds. Your troubles are easily compensated, however, by receiving over $200,000 a year, a brand new Mercedes, and a house upon the palisade shores....   [tags: essays research papers] 2468 words
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Cloning - The Issue of Cloning & Bioengineering There have been many breakthroughs in bioengineering lately. In 1998, scientists at the Roslin Institute in Scotland, cloned the first ever mammal, a sheep named Dolly. Scientists can now isolate a gene, and put it into an animal of a completely different species. This opens up new windows in many of the world's industries, such as medicine and agriculture. In the paragraphs ahead, the processes, possible applications, and the consequences of the biotechnology industry will be covered....   [tags: essays research papers] 1203 words
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Cloning - I am an astronaut stranded on Mars whose spaceship has broken down beyond repair. In my disabled craft there is a Teleclone Mark IV teleporter that can swiftly and painlessly dismantle my body, producing a molecule-by-molecule blueprint to be beamed to Earth. There, a Teleclone receiver stocked with the requisite atoms will produce, from the beamed instructions me- composite with all my memories, thoughts, feelings, and opinions. If I activate the Teleclone Mark IV, I believe that I am the astronaut produced from a blueprint on Earth because the astronaut that was dismantled on Mars is now only a bunch of molecules instead of a living, breathing human being....   [tags: essays research papers] 873 words
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Human Cloning - Human Cloning Cloning is the reproduction of an organism created non-sexually through the genetic material of another organism (“Human Cloning”). Although human cloning has not yet happened, many people believe that it should be banned because of ethics and morals involving unnatural birth. Certain religious groups believe that cloning is unethical because it takes over God’s role of creation. Cloning is a new idea to society, and just as in the past, advances in technology and medicine have scared people because of the risks involved....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Cloning, For the Good - Many arguments have been brought forth against cloning. Some have put forth valid arguments stating the immorality of cloning. Others just get bad vibes when it comes to the idea of cloning humans. Still others use the religion argument saying it goes against God's intention. These arguments are well founded but are just people's opinions and/or beliefs which don't account for everyone's. My personal belief is that cloning is good for everyone. I m not saying everyone should clone themselves what I am trying to say is that cloning will greatly benefit humanity....   [tags: essays research papers] 599 words
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On Human Cloning - On Human Cloning How should we think about cloning as philosophers and feminists. Reproduction by cloning is not, in itself, morally inferior to human sexual reproduction. Moral criticism of cloning rests on condemnation of its "unnaturalness" or "impiety," but this kind of criticism should not persuade non-believers. I evaluate cloning in two phases. First, some hypothetical situations involving private choices about cloning are examined within a liberal framework. From this individualistic perspective, cloning appears no more morally problematic than sexual reproduction....   [tags: Genetics Science Feminist Papers] 2645 words
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The Inappropriateness of Cloning - The Inappropriateness of Cloning December 1998, researchers at Kyunghee University in South Korea claimed to have produced the world's first human embryo clone. The scientists involved said they destroyed the object soon after seeing it divide several times. ACT itself claimed in the November of that year that it had fused the genetic material from a human cell with the empty egg from a cow to make a hybrid embryo. If ACT do succeed in producing full human blastocysts then the feasibility of therapeutic and reproductive cloning would be substantially increased....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 858 words
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The Cloning Debate - The Cloning Debate Cloning is a subject that has been argued for years and even more since the cloning of a sheep. In 1997 when Dr. Ian Wilmot cloned the first adult sheep, people started to realize that cloning was no longer just something that might happen in the future but something that was very real and something that was happening right now in the present....   [tags: Papers] 1068 words
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Cloning is Unethical - In recent years our world has undergone many changes and advancements, cloning is a primary example of this new modernism. On July 5th, 1995, Dolly, the first cloned animal, was created. She was cloned from a six-year-old sheep, making her cells genetically six years old at her creation. However, scientists were amazed to see Dolly live for another six years, until she died early 2005 from a common lung disease found in sheep. This discovery sparked a curiosity for cloning all over the world, however, mankind must answer a question, should cloning be allowed....   [tags: essays research papers] 802 words
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The Problems of Cloning - The Problems of Cloning Since March 1997, the birth of a cloned sheep, named Dolly, has caused a great sensation around the world. Though it was not the first time that the experiment using cloning succeeded, the reason why Dolly shocked the world was that she was the first clone from a cell of an adult mammal, something previously thought to be impossible. This meant that the possibility of cloning human beings was increased. For fear of realizing human cloning, a lot of countries have taken necessary measures to regulate the study of it....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1386 words
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The Ethics of Cloning - The Ethics of Cloning Being a secondary student and a catholic, my opinion on cloning is right and wrong: right to therapeutic cloning using adult stem cells and wrong to reproductive cloning. Reproductive cloning is to fuse by electricity, a cell from a donor into an egg, which has its nucleus removed, to become an embryo. The clones will have the same genes as the donor. Problems with biologic, religious and ethics came. Clones have a very high risk of abnormalities....   [tags: Papers] 442 words
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The Cloning Dilemma - The Cloning Dilemma Cloning is one of the most widely talked about topics in this world. It is one topic that evokes a great public response worldwide. The defenders of cloning believe that cloning and genetic engineering will be the answer to most of the diseases in the future. On the other hand, the people against cloning view it as ‘ playing God ’. Cloning is unethical because people will lose their identities if their clones come into this world. We are taking nature into our own hands by cloning animals or humans....   [tags: Science Genetics Essays]
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Human Cloning - Human Cloning The possibility of human cloning, raised when Scottish scientists at Roslin Institute created the much-celebrated sheep "Dolly", created worldwide interest and concern because of its scientific and ethical implications. The feat, cited by Science magazine as the breakthrough of 1997, also generated uncertainty over the meaning of "cloning" a term traditionally used by scientists to describe different processes for duplicating biological material. When the media report on cloning in the news, they are usually talking about only one type called reproductive cloning....   [tags: Papers] 863 words
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The Dignity of Cloning - The Dignity of Cloning Cloning is just one of the new ways that modern medicine is pushing the boundaries into uncharted moral waters. Cloning can be divided into two main groups by its purpose; therapeutic, which looks into the generation of body parts for transplants, and reproductive, which is cloning for the sake of replicating an entire organism. The main method of cloning mammals is called somatic cell nuclear transfer, where the DNA from a cell of an existing organism is put into a donor egg whose nucleus has been taken out....   [tags: essays research papers] 736 words
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The Debate on Cloning - The debate on Cloning all began in 1997 with the birth announcement of a sheep named Dolly. Dolly was the first mammal to be cloned from an individual cell. Since then, the debate over human cloning has dominated the bioethics community and almost all industrialized nations have banned human cloning in one form or another. The European parliament pushed through a resolution on cloning. The preamble states: The cloning of human beings… cannot under any circumstances be justified by society, because it is a serious violation of fundamental human rights and is contrary to the principle of equality of human beings as it promotes a eugenic and racist selection of the human race, it offends...   [tags: Papers] 678 words
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Cons Of Cloning - Many people say that everyone in the world has a twin. Today, science and technology has the ability to make this myth reality through the process of cloning. I am strongly against cloning for many reasons. People should not utilize cloning because it would destroy individuality and uniqueness, cause overpopulation, animal cruelty, it is against morals and ethics, and it violates many religious beliefs. In order to strongly argue against cloning, there must be an understanding of its process and what exactly it is....   [tags: essays research papers] 748 words
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The Science of Cloning - The Science of Cloning In the essay, Cloning Reality: Brave New World by Wesley J. Smith, a skewed view of the effects of cloning is presented. Wesley feels that cloning will end the perception of human life as sacred and ruin the great diversity that exists today. He feels that cloning may in fact, end human society as we know it, and create a horrible place where humans are simply a resource. I disagree with Wesley because I think that the positive effects of controlled human cloning can greatly improve the quality of life for humans today, and that these benefits far outweigh the potential drawbacks that could occur if cloning was misused....   [tags: essays research papers] 843 words
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Human Cloning - Human Cloning The practice of cloning can be used to benefit society and therefore should be legalized. Ever since the cloning of the first adult sheep, Dolly, the idea of cloning has become a major issue and the subject of many debates. Many people are afraid of the idea of cloning because it is new and misunderstood. There is the notion that a clone would not be the same as any other person, but a clone is just a normal person, created with and having the same genes as the person being cloned....   [tags: Papers] 1032 words
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The Advantages of Cloning - Among the advantages offered by cloning are the following: 1. The possibility of producing not a complete body but just an organ to save the life of a human being who requires the transplant of that organ. 2. The cloning of a complete human being whose bone marrow would help to save the life of his brother ill with leukemia. The transplant of bone marrow calls for a close biological link between the donor and the beneficiary, which in the case of cloning is really the closest possible relationship....   [tags: essays research papers] 1164 words
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Human Cloning - Human Cloning A new concept has been introduced to the world: the idea of cloning humans. While very controversial and still in its beginning stages, cloning posts some powerful and interesting options for the development of human medicines and the expansion of life. The use of cloning on plants is an old method, and just recently this cloning has been used on animals as well. This window of opportunity to forever benefit humanity must not be ignored as so many people wish it to be, but rather, used as a tool to help the future of life....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Cloning Dialoge - Cloning Dialoge The setting is a small college's biology class where only three students out of twenty students have come to class because it is the last day before spring break begins. The three students' names are Andy, Kristen, and Eric. Seeing only three students in the class, the professor changes his lecture material into a class discussion involving the recent scientific breakthrough in the field of cloning. During the discussion, the professor explains how the cloning of a sheep named Dolly was done....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 3248 words
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Cloning Discussion - Cloning Discussion The law in Britain currently states that cloning a human is illegal. Should scientists be allowed to clone a human. That question opens up hundreds of ethical questions. Here are some of the arguments for cloning. No harm is being done. Creating a child doesn’t harm anyone; after all, procreation creates a child. It could replace a child who had been lost under tragic circumstances. Infertile couples could have a biological child. In the event of a global disaster our species could be saved....   [tags: Papers] 612 words
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Ethics of Cloning - Ethics of Cloning Cloning has been going on for decades now, although for most people "cloning" wasn't a part of their everyday vocabulary until about 4 years ago. Scientists have been cloning embryotic cells for about 30 years. In 1970 Dr. John B. Gurdon from the U.K. cloned a frog by transplanting the cell of a tadpole into a frog egg. That was a major scientific breakthrough; the next step was to produce a clone from an adult cell. For about 30 years nothing major happened. Then, after more than 271 tries before the process was successful, in July of 1996 Dolly was born....   [tags: Papers] 346 words
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Techniques of Cloning - Techniques of Cloning “ It is now possible to make clones, or exact genetic copies, of sheep, cows, goats, mice and, probably, humans. This opens the way towards the production of replacement body parts from adult cells ” ( Gurdon and Colman 743 ). Cloning techniques have been in use for centuries. The practice of taking cuttings is universal among gardeners, and large companies now propagate desirable plant strains in their millions. Lower invertebrates can also be cloned. For example, cut an earthworm or flatworm in half, and the missing halves will regenerate to create two genetically identical individuals....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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The Ethics of Cloning - The Ethics of Cloning Regardless of what our future holds, it will be based on the decisions we make today.  Those decisions can be made using the Utilitarian Theory which states that we are doing good for the greatest number of people.  Using Rule Utilitarianism "which maintains that a behavioral code or rule is morally right if the consequences of adopting that rule are more favorable than unfavorable to everyone. (IEP)" is justifably noted that if a consensus is formed on the basis of rules that govern cloning, and these rules are broken, the appropriate punishment will result.  This is because cloning a human will not benefit the society as a whole, it would do more harm than good.  W...   [tags: Persuasive Essay, Argumentative] 585 words
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Human Cloning - Human Cloning Science fiction authors have for many years instilled in us the fantastic idea of great armies of cloned men and women, fighting mindless battles for the betterment of human kind. Perfect beings created under the microscope of fantasy to accelerate the evolutionary process, a brave new world, of disease free and identical people. But is there truly an application for human cloning in our 21st century society. Some scientists argue that one could use the cloning process to grow a twin sister for a dying child to allow for an organ donor, a perfect match....   [tags: miscellaneous] 827 words
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Cloning is Immoral - Cloning is Immoral Is Cloning Morally Right. We always hear of scientists and mathematicians who discover new things that average people like ourselves are baffled by, but to a certain extent we have to be able to determine what is morally right or wrong for that matter. There are many questions in this field that require our attention. Such as: Are human embryos classified as people. Is it right to clone animals. We cannot be ignorant of what happens in the world around us but we don’t have to always participate in it....   [tags: Papers] 401 words
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Biology of Cloning - Cloning: the process of copying one’s DNA to create an identical organism through nonsexual means. To Clone a human there are 5 Steps. 1. First you need to get an adult human female and Isolate the nucleus from a somatic (non-reproductive) cell. The complete genetic material of the organism is in the nucleus. To get the cell nuclei this step is repeated many times. A very small needle and syringe (suction device) is used to poke through the cell membrane to capture the nucleus and remove it from the cell....   [tags: essays research papers] 395 words
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cloning enigma - Year 2004: A father goes to a hospital and enters the room of a genetic engineer. “ Sir I want to have a child.” Doctor, “What gender?” “ A boy, blue eyes, blonde hair, fair skin , good height and intelligence equivalent to Einstein’s.” Doctor,” Sorry sir, no Einstiens, no Aristotles, Government isn’t allowing any more. You know the student councils have been shouting their heads off, cause the Sommerfield Wave equation has been changed so often.” Brace yourselves fellow human beings, for the onslaught of technology in the ensuing years....   [tags: essays research papers] 411 words
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Cloning - National Academy of Sciences and Human Cloning - National Academy of Sciences: Human Cloning The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) made headlines when it issued a broadside that would, if followed by Congress, grant an open-ended license for biotech researchers to clone human life. True, the NAS recommended that Congress ban "reproductive" cloning, that is, the use of a cloned embryo to produce a born baby. But it also urged that human cloning for purposes of experimentation--often called "therapeutic" or "research" cloning--remain unimpeded by legal restrictions....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 985 words
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History of Cloning and the Future Prospect of Cloning Humans - History of Cloning and the Future Prospect of Cloning Humans In the first article, the author describes cloning as the process of creating a cell, tissue line or even a complete organism from a single cell. He says that the concept of cloning was introduced in 1903 and plants were the first living organisms to be cloned. He gives examples such as trees sending up runners, worms dividing into smaller worms and says that all these are clones. He then explains the various threads and experiments used over the years and how they have contributed to the field of cloning....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Cloning is the New Trend of the Century - Cloning is the New Trend of the Century "Any discovery that touches upon human creation is not simply a matter of scientific inquiry, it is a matter of morality and spirituality as well...Each human life is unique, born of a miracle that reaches beyond laboratory science...". This was printed on March 10, 1997 in Time Magazine in an article dealing with the controversial subject of cloning. Cloning is the production of one or more individual plants or animals that are genetically identical to another plant or animal....   [tags: Free Essays] 404 words
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Human Cloning Should be Illegal - Human Cloning Should be Illegal Can you imagine a world where everyone looked the same and had the same DNA. This could become true due to the advances in science in the field of cloning. We are coming into an age where scientists have started cloning non-human mammals as well as fish. Soon, they will want to start cloning humans. Since human cloning is so dangerous, unethical, and too expensive for reproductive purposes, it should be illegal. Human cloning is dangerous. It is estimated that between 95 and 98 percent of cloning experiments have failed (Genetics and Society)....   [tags: Opposing Perspective Essays] 573 words
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Bio-ethics and Cloning - Bio-ethics and Cloning The idea that humans might someday be cloned-created from a single somatic cell without sexual reproduction-moved further away from science fiction and closer to a genuine scientific possibility on February 23, 1997. On that date, The Observer broke the news that Ian Wilmut and his colleagues at the Roslin Institute announced the successful cloning of a sheep by a new technique that had never before been fully successful in mammals. The scientists from Roslin Institute of Edinburgh isolated differentiated somatic cells of Finn Dorset sheep and fused them with unfertilized enucleated eggs....   [tags: Biology Science Genetics Essays]
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Cloning in our World - Cloning in our World One of the latest advancements in technology is that of cloning. Cloning is the process of creating an identical copy of an original. In general, cloning is used in three contexts. First is using specialized DNA technology to produce multiple, exact copies of a single gene or other segment of DNA. This process is called cloning DNA. A second type of cloning exploits the natural process of cell division to make many copies of an entire cell. A third type of cloning produces complete, genetically identical animals such as the famous Scottish sheep, Dolly....   [tags: science] 1548 words
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It's Time to Legalize Cloning - Cloning: Just Legalize It. Cloning is a very controversial topic since it relates to moral values of human beings. In February 1997 scientists in Scotland announced the birth of the first cloned sheep named Dolly, this heralded the future of cloning possibilities and scientists began extensive experiments on cloning and have since then cloned both plants and animals successfully. The next step was to clone actual human beings but before experiments could have been carried out pressure started build on the scientists because people started to doubt if cloning was ethical and morally correct....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 563 words
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The Uncertain Future of Cloning - The Uncertain Future of Cloning One of the most crucial aspects of today’s society is the advancement of scientific capabilities. There are many people in the world today that would not be alive if it were not for science. Over the last four decades there have been tremendous improvements that have enhanced the ease of human life. With all of these scientific improvements, there are still those that oppose the results that occur from science. One of the more controversial scientific advancements is the application of cloning into human life....   [tags: Science]
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Human Cloning - Human Cloning Human Cloning comes with two dangerous processes, reproductive cloning (the creating of a new organism) and the therapeutic cloning (the creation of a new tissues or “other biological products”) which affects the ethics of human society. Scientists perceive cloning benefits all men and women, while religious leaders stress the idea of cloning to be an unethical process. Although human cloning serves as an aid to the children and parents with conflicts, cloning is completely unacceptable to convey human life as a product....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Cloning] 1030 words
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We Must Stop Cloning Now! - We Must Stop Cloning Now. Did you know it took 277 tries to finally create the first mammal clone, Dolly. The process of cloning is not even close to being perfected to be used on animals or humans. It would also cause many different problems in the world if we did start cloning. We should stop this practice because it has to many flaws, it destroys individuality and uniqueness, will cause over population, and is against many religious and moral beliefs. Cloning started off with farmers cloning plants thousands of years ago in very simple ways, like cutting a plant and letting the roots combine to make another plant....   [tags: Cloning Genetic Engineering Essays] 589 words
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Cloning - Cloning In recent years, the issue of cloning has been up for debate worldwide. Cloning is the production of one or more individual plants or animals that are genetically identical to another plant or animal. There are two different types of cloning procedures, embryo cloning and adult DNA cloning. Embryo cloning occurs when sperm and egg cells are mixed in a glass dish. After conception, the zygote (fertilized egg) is allowed to divide and nutrients are added to promote cell division. The cells then fuse with an ovum which has the nucleus removed....   [tags: Papers] 509 words
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Cloning - Cloning Scientific experimentation has led us to many great discoveries such as: Chemotherapy, heart surgery, and bone marrow transplants. Recently scientists have discovered a new way to heal humans. This is known as cloning. Although they have yet to clone a human they have cloned sheep. Cloning has brought up a huge controversy among the American people. There are two sides to the story. Either you agree with cloning or you don’t. The only way to help make that decision is to look at the good and bad points of cloning....   [tags: Papers] 488 words
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Cloning - Is Human Cloning Ethical. Imagine that you have just been diagnosed with lung cancer. You have been told you have six months to live unless you can find two replacement lungs. But, you are told and realize you are a clone and have to give your life to save another. Is that ethically right. Would you, the original human want to do it. I feel that cloning human beings is ethically and morally wrong. Cloning seems to be a big issue in the world today. The issues of cloning became a reality in 1997....   [tags: essays research papers] 727 words
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Cloning - Cloning our society It is hard to say if cloning is an answer to a problem or just another problem for the human race. There have been books, movies, and even stories about mankind creating their own species of humans. A good example of what could happen if mankind learns to clone itself is Mary Shelly's' Frankenstein, a classic novel demonstrating what could happen when mankind takes the power of "God" in our own hands. Cloning is physically a new science but ethically is a century old debate....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Usefulness of Cloning - The Usefulness of Cloning The term 'cloning' have entered popular vocabulary of many people. The issues on cloning are getting controversial and growing more complicated the word "clone" comes from the Greek "klwn" which means similar. Strictly speaking, a clone refers to one or more offspring derived from a single ancestor, whose genetic composition is identical to that of the parent No sex is involved in the production of clones and cloning is sometimes called asexual reproduction....   [tags: Papers] 965 words
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The Benefits of Cloning - The Advantages of Cloning The first successfully cloned mammal was created on February of 1997. It was a breakthrough in scientific research when the Scottish scientists cloned a sheep by the name of Dolly. The method of cloning requires the extraction of DNA from anywhere on a subject's body and inserting that DNA into a woman's egg. Worldwide attention was turned to the prospect of human cloning and with a push for sweeping prohibition (Tribe 459) legislatures around the world banned any research related to cloning because of its nature....   [tags: Papers] 1084 words
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