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Advantages of Cloning in Humans and Animals - Advantages of Cloning in Humans and Animals Cloning has existed for ages as a form of reproduction in nature. Now humans have harnessed the power to clone at will. This evokes an argument between those that support and those that do not support cloning. Among the population, there are fewer supporters than opponents. It might just be a gut reaction of humans to fear and suspect new technology, or it could be a well-founded fear. In the animal world, cloning could be used to save endangered species and increase production of livestock....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical Clone]
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The Pros and Cons of Cloning - Introduction The idea of cloning has been around for a while, but the thought of it becoming a reality is surprisingly new. Cloning has been all over the papers and the news lately, mostly caused by the death of possibly the world’s most famous animal behind Lassie, Ian Wilmut’s cloned sheep, Dolly. In 1880, a man named Walter Sutton made one of the most important discoveries towards cloning- he proved that chromosomes hold genetic information. This discovery allowed us to get to where we are in the world of cloning today....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]
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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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Debate on the Legality of Human Cloning - Debate on the Legality of Human Cloning Today, the topic of cloning creates more argument than it has ever created before. The argument over cloning is based upon the fact that there are extreme opposing viewpoints on the subject. One of the major arguments offered against human cloning is that it will undermine human individuality. However, despite the popular opposition to human cloning, it is likely to remain an issue. Cloning is reproduction involving only one parent. Cloning occurs when a single cell from the parent organism begins to divide and develop in such a way that a new organism is produced....   [tags: Papers] 466 words
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Can Cloning and Christianity Coexist - Can Cloning and Christianity Coexist Cloning is an exciting and ongoing field of study with many great possibilities, and negative drawbacks; this leaves many Christians wrestling with the idea of cloning, trying to decide where to stand on, for or against it. To follow, in the paper is an explanation of what cloning is and the uses of cloning at the present and projected in the future. After that the focus will be on the problems with cloning from a non-ethical stance. Finally the issue of cloning and Christian’s views on it will be addressed....   [tags: Science Religion Papers]
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The Perils of Cloning and Its Commercialization for Human Reproduction - If the power of God becomes available, would people be worthy of the power’s use. An advanced age of information has brought the creation of life, God’s most miraculous feat, to the forefront of research and possibility. Human cloning is no laughing matter in the research field of the twenty-first century. History-setting experiments and results have been conducted and discovered, respectively, that have produced viable results and will continue to develop as time allows. However, overpopulation, high malfunctioning rate, technology abuse, and biodiversity reduction complicate the yet-to-be-perfected practice of cloning....   [tags: Power of God, Biodiversity Reduction]
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Pros and Cons of Cloning Today - Cloning Today A clone is a group of organisms that are genetically identical. Most clones result from asexual reproduction, a process in which a new organism develops from only one parent. The one process of cloning, called nuclear transfer, replaces the nucleus of an immature egg with a nucleus from another cell. Most of the work with clones is done from cultures. An embryo has about thirty or forty usable cells but a culture features an almost endless supply. When the nucleus has been inserted into the egg cell, the cell is given an electric shock to initiate the development....   [tags: essays research papers] 922 words
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The Benefits and Ethics of Human Cloning - The Benefits and Ethics of Human Cloning Introduction On February 24, 1997, the whole world was shocked by the news that Scottish scientists had successfully cloned a sheep. Dolly an artificially cloned mammal was born a star. After the shock, that cloning was not only a possibility but a reality, wore off the out cry against human cloning began. Physicians, scientists, politicians and church leaders and many more have been trying to ban the cloning of humans ever since. Is cloning something to be afraid of....   [tags: Papers] 1101 words
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Reproductive Cloning: Useful Technology or an Unethical Experiment - In 1997, a group of Scottish scientists at the Roslin Institute successfully cloned a sheep, named “Dolly,” through a complicated process, called reproductive cloning (“Cloning Fact Sheet” 1). Since “Dolly’s” creation, scientists all over the world have been intrigued by the idea of possibly cloning a human being someday. This memorable event in history started a chain of experiments leading to an ongoing controversial question: Is reproductive cloning a useful technology that should be legalized, or an unethical experiment that should no longer be toyed with....   [tags: Ethics ]
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The Role of Engineers in Human Cloning - The Role of Engineers in Human Cloning Engineers have devoted their time and efforts in making great technological advancements for the human race. They have proposed many options and ideas in making the world a great place to live in. The engineers of the 21st Century will follow in the same path. The engineering community must think about change and plan for the coming century. Change is a continual process that must be woven into the very fabric of our engineering and scientific endeavors. If they are to successfully meet the challenges of the 21st Century, it is crucial that they keep their finger on the pulse of ever-changing technologies....   [tags: Papers] 379 words
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The Benefits of Human Cloning - The Benefits of Human Cloning In recent years, many new breakthroughs in the areas of science and technology have been discovered. A lot of these discoveries have been beneficial to scientific community and to the people of the world. One of the newest breakthroughs is the ability to clone. Ever since Ian Wilmut and his co-workers completed the successful cloning of an adult sheep named Dolly, there has been an ongoing debate on whether it is right or wrong to continue the research of cloning (Burley)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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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 is Against God's Will - Human Cloning is Against God's Will When I first began this essay, I held no stance on the subject of human cloning. After my initial research, I came to the conclusion that there was no real evidence that human cloning should be illegal. My first draft however lacked good arguments. I’ve since returned to the library and took a new look at the problem. And, after more research my stance was changed. Human cloning, while bringing some good, is not God’s will, and any God fearing human should consider human cloning wrong....   [tags: reproductive technology]
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The Ethics and Morality of Cloning - The Ethics and Morality of Cloning At a quarter past 6 on the 24th of February 1997 most news stations around the world broke the news that in the Roslin Institute in Scotland a scientist named Ian Wilmut and his research team had successfully cloned a sheep named Dolly. Until the birth of Dolly, the first mammal to be successfully cloned, it was thought that the ability to clone an adult human was impossible and would be for the foreseeable future. For the everyday Joe this was not an important event but to the scientists, politicians and world media this was the cause of heated discussions....   [tags: Papers] 805 words
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How to Ensure that Cloning is Safe - How to Ensure that Cloning is Safe With the Roslin Institute’s successful cloning of Dolly the sheep in 1997, Ian Wilmut has taken human scientific advancement beyond the ability to improve our lives and standard of living, to the point where the recreation of our biological self is no longer a distant science fiction fantasy but a technological possibility. Cloning is a naturally occurring phenomenon; we have common instances of identical twins, of plants undergoing asexual reproduction as well as cells undergoing mitotic division from an original cell in the process of replacement of worn cells in our body....   [tags: Biology Science Genetics Essays] 561 words
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The Pros and Cons of Human Cloning - The cloning of humans is now very close to reality, thanks to the historic scientific breakthrough of Dr. Ian Wilmut and his colleagues in the UK. This possibility is one of incredible potential benefit for all of us. Unfortunately the initial debate on this issue has been dominated by misleading, sensationalized accounts in the news media and negative emotional reactions derived from inaccurate science fiction. Much of the negativity about human cloning is based simply on the breathtaking novelty of the concept rather than on any real undesirable consequences....   [tags: Pro Con Essays] 3771 words
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Representation of Cloning in the Media - Representation of Cloning in the Media      Since the birth of Dolly, the cloned sheep, the debate over human cloning has been characterized in the media as an ethical debate. When scientists announced that they had cloned an adult sheep, the public also heard that cloning humans was possible. The media stories about this unprecedented feat was not about the procedures utilized in but rather about the morality of the process itself. Media coverage focused on ethical concerns of cloning, its social, religious and physiological significance, and the motivation behind it....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Negative Consequences of Cloning - The Negative Consequences of Cloning Automatically when people talk about human cloning that tend to be negative. Most reaction is people shouldn't play god or interfere with nature. Of course there are negative consequences that could come from cloning. On the other hand there is so many positive things that could save more lives than it would cost. Yes Cloning involves risky techniques that could result in premature babies and some deaths. That is why public policy needs to be changed on cloning....   [tags: Papers] 1369 words
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Cons And Pros Of Cloning - When most people think of cloning, they think of a scientist that uses DNA to make an exact replica of someone . Cloning is a lot more complicated and more controversial than that . According to the American Heritage Dictionary Cloning is defined as “A group of cells, or organism that is descended from and genetically identical to a common ancestor , such as a bacterial colony whose members arose from a single original cell . Ever since August,1,2001 Cloning had been banned .Cloning was banned for many different reasons, such as: any person can obtain extreme power, cloning defects and mutations for example a headless baby that was cloned, Ethical and religious reasons why cloning should be...   [tags: Genetics Ethics] 1986 words
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Human Cloning is not a Moral Issue - Human Cloning is not a Moral Issue There has been an onslaught of protests and people lobbying for a ban on human cloning ever since Dolly the sheep was cloned by Dr. Wilmut and his colleagues. Not only has the media exploited the ethics of the issue and scared the public with images of Frankenstein and evil scientists, but many worldwide authorities such as President Bill Clinton, Jacques Chirac of France, and Prime Minister John Major of Great Britain have all spoken out publicly against human cloning and have proposed legislation and committees to regulate and/or ban it....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Free Essays on The Cloning of Humans - The Cloning of Humans Will End Only in Exploitation Cloning is a process that can be applied in a wide variety of different circumstances. Some of these circumstances are more appropriate than others. Unless the process is inherently evil - and one would seem to commit the naturalistic fallacy to claim that it is - a single policy for all applications of cloning technology would inappropriately legislate this complex mosaic of issues. Some applications are clearly indefensible: it's horrendous to suggest cloning people for the purpose of harvesting their organs....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 753 words
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Does Artificial Human Cloning Challenge Ethical Boundaries? - Does Artificial Human Cloning Challenge Ethical Boundaries. Are you one of the millions of humans that take their individuality for granted. If so, adding a replica of a loved one no big deal. Or is it. Human cloning, will it be the wave of the future which will create a human being that will genetically superior or simple replace a loved one that died. What would a parent pay to replace a lost child $1000.00, $10,000.00, or as much as one million dollars, and if so would this be justifiable, moral, or even ethical....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Science Today and Human Cloning - Science Today and Human Cloning Nowadays, we are being constantly fed with the prophecy that molecular biology is the next revolutionary "wave" replacing information technology which has changed the way we live in the past 50 years. The past decade has seen scientists making significant breakthroughs in this field to start the current biotechnology hype. One defining achievement was the cloning of a sheep named Dolly by Dr. Ian Wilmut of Roslin Institute in 1996. This historic success debunked previous biology myth that adult cells have lost their totipotent abilities exhibited during early-stage embryonic stage....   [tags: Biology Research Essays]
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Human Cloning Should Not be Permitted -      According to Richard Seed, "cloning is inevitable.  If I don't do it, someone else will.  There's no way you can stop science" (qtd. in Kadrey 2001). Depending on one's personal opinion about cloning, human cloning in particular, a quote such as that will most likely either anger a reader or excite them.  Human cloning is one of the hottest topics for debate in society today-the lines are very strictly drawn between those in favor of continuing cloning research and those who are staunchly opposed to it.  Meanwhile, despite public opinion, science trudges on behind closed doors working to clone the first human. This paper will first provide a thorough, but brief, introduction into the t...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Benefits of Responsible Human Cloning - The Benefits of Responsible Human Cloning        On an unremarkable afternoon in July of 1996, in an unremarkable shed in Scotland, a lamb was born. This lamb was to spark a controversy that would be one of the defining arguments of this era. This lamb, simply named "Dolly" (after Dolly Parton in reference to the mammary cell used as the donor), was the first clone to be born using specialized cells from an adult mammal. The fact that the lamb was cloned from these specialized cells - such as muscle cells, liver cells, or mammary cells - is what made this discovery of such importance....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Creating Life by Cloning is Immoral - Creating Life by Cloning is Immoral The idea of creating life has intrigued people since the beginning of time. Mary Shelly in her novel Frankenstein brought this idea to life. In this novel, Victor Frankenstein created life by using advanced science and spare body parts. The idea of creating life is a current controversy. Technology now allows for the cloning of sheep. Certainly, the ability to clone humans cannot be far away. It is necessary to place restrictions on cloning research and to ban humans cloning because human cloning is immoral....   [tags: Papers] 1635 words
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An Analysis on the Future Cloning - An Analysis on the Future Cloning Cloning has been going on in the natural world for thousands of years. A clone is simply one living thing made from another, leading to two organisms with the same set of genes. In that sense, identical twins are clones, because they have identical DNA. Sometimes, plants are self-pollinated, producing seeds and eventually more plants with the same genetic code. Techniques have improved rapidly, making it possible to clone cattle, sheep and other farm animals....   [tags: Papers] 1048 words
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Is Human Cloning the Answer? - Is Human Cloning the Answer. That depends upon the question. Recently there was a major breakthrough in the scientific research - the mapping of all DNA in a human gene is complete. Couple of years ago, this seems an impossible task for scientist to triumph over. All this revolution in science leads us to believe that the day, when the human being will be cloned, is not far away. Human cloning has always been an issue of controversy, be it in terms of ethically or religiously. Taking a look at why cloning might be beneficial, among many cases, it is arguable that parents who are known to be at risk of passing a genetic defect to a child could make use of cloning....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 464 words
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The Ethics of Cloning Humans - The Ethics of Cloning Humans Imagine yourself walking down the street, forty or fifty years from now. Everything is normal, there people walking to their destinations. You continue to walk your way, minding your own business, when all of a sudden you realize you are see a lot of the same people more than once. You just take it to mean that there are a lot of people walking in circles. As your day continues you see more and more of the same people. Meeting up with one of your friends you asks, "hey, lately, have you noticed that everyone looks like everyone else?" Your friend looks at you with disbelief, "haven't you been paying attention to the news, and the papers....   [tags: Papers] 720 words
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Human Cloning - Up to the Individual - Human Cloning - Up to the Individual To consider the cloning of another human being forces me to question the very concepts of right and wrong that make us all human. Until the birth of Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be successfully cloned, it was thought that the ability to clone an adult human was impossible or would only be possible somewhere in the distant future. But that has all changed with the birth of Dolly and the explosion of advances in the field of Embryology and genetic screening....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 817 words
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The Immorality and Danger of Human Cloning - The Immorality and Danger of Human Cloning The emergency room doors burst open. The doctor and nurses dart into the room. Linda, a twenty-four year old soon-to-be mother, lies on a gurney in the middle of the delivery room. Several hours later Linda and her husband hold Madison, the miracle that has just been born to them. They have shared the astonishing experience of having the first ever, cloned baby. Human cloning is very real and just around the corner. In the 1970's, the process of cloning was first experimented....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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The Effects of Cloning on the Actual Clone - The Effects of Cloning on the Actual Clone Abstract An examination of the side-effects of cloning from the actual clone?s point of view. Focusing on the female cloned sheep Dolly (1995-2001) and her development under the unusual conditions in which she was raised that resulted in a premature euthenization. Not only is the process of conception brought into consideration, but also the living conditions and interactions between Dolly and other creatures is detailed. The resulting behavioral development of the sheep is then weighed and the death of Dolly attributed to not the cloning process, but the propaganda and attention given the actual sheep....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical Clone]
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Use of Cloning in the Future - Use of Cloning in the Future Cloning is a popular topic of discussion on college campuses. There is research carried on in cloning in almost every part of the globe. The future of cloning looks very bright as the scientists are constantly progressing by leaps and bounds. However, it is not quite sure whether the future of cloning will help mankind or be the cause for its destruction. In “ The Unstoppable March of the Clones, ” John Gray talks about the future of cloning. He talks about the different ways in which people and countries will use cloning....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Dolly and the New Age of Cloning - Dolly and the New Age of Cloning The concept of cloning is not new. Organisms ranging from microbes (for example bacteria) and animals (such as aphids and even certain species of shrimp and snails) have practiced asexual reproduction for millions of years, where the offspring are exact duplicates of the parents. It is also not uncommon to encounter identical twins among the more complex life forms like mammals. Twins are in essence clones as they share the same genetic blueprint. What then is so significant about Dolly....   [tags: Genetic Engineering Essays]
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Cloning is a Misunderstood and Underestimated Science - Cloning is a Misunderstood and Underestimated Science On February 23rd of 1997, an announcement was made that would shake the world and, inevitably, change it forever. Ian Wilmut, an embryologist with a genetic research facility named the Roslin Institute in Scotland, claimed that he and a group of scientists had successfully cloned a sheep. The sheep, named Dolly, was revolutionary in the Bioengineering world because it was the first mammal to be cloned directly from the genetic material of another sheep and was, in essence, an exact replica of its “mother.” Soon after, groups sprung up from all over the world claiming that, they too, had created clones....   [tags: Papers] 2387 words
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Cloning: A Good Thing - Cloning: A Good Thing A growing controversy in the world today is cloning. One stance is that cloning and cloning research should be banned altogether. Another position is in support of no restrictions of cloning and that scientists should be able to test on animals if they deem it necessary. Many other views are squeezed into different gray areas on the topic. It would be beneficial to explore the methods, benefits, moral and ethical conflicts involved with human cloning to fully understand the pros of cloning....   [tags: Science Genetics DNA Clone Essays]
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Human Cloning Should be Condemned - Human Cloning Should be Condemned On November 25, 2001, the news that a firm called Advanced Cell Technology had created human embryos by cloning added new urgency to Congress's and the nation's deliberations on this issue. This past summer, by a 265-to-162 margin, the House of Representatives passed a carefully worded ban on human cloning (H.R. 2505) which President Bush has said he will sign into law. The leadership of the Senate nonetheless has refused to take action on this measure, or even to consider a temporary moratorium on human cloning research....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 608 words
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The Ethical Debate on Cloning - The Ethical Debate on Cloning In the article, “ Biotechnology, Ethics and the Politics of Cloning, ” the authors, Steven Best and Douglas Kellner describe the advantages and disadvantages of cloning and discuss the ethical issues related to cloning. They give various examples and judge them from different perspectives. They believe that the entire realm of biotechnology is fraught with dangers and problems that require careful study and democratic debate of key ethical issues. They too are of the opinion that in an era where everything depends on technology and where life can be created and redesigned in a Petri dish and genetic codes can be edited like a digital text, the distinct...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Cloning and Stem Cell Research - Cloning and Stem Cell Research      Technology has advanced a great deal within the past few years. We have learned so much information about animals' genes and what can be done with them. However, with this new information brings new questions and arguments. So far, scientists have successfully cloned a sheep, a monkey, a bull, and are working on an endangered breed of ox, of course cloning animals and conducting research on those animals does not concern many people. When people begin discussing cloning and stem cell research heads turn because it is such a controversial issue....   [tags: Science Biology Research Papers]
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Human Cloning is Playing God - Human cloning is it ethical. I think that human cloning should be banned. The president's stand on human cloning is the same, he believes that all forms of cloning should be banned. Sure cloning has its benefits, but it is not our job to "play God." Human cloning is unethical there are also health risks, emotional risks, risks of abuse of the technology, and over population which leads to global warming. Human cloning is immoral, we know little about it which makes it dangerous with lots of risks....   [tags: Clone Clones] 734 words
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The Moral Aspect of Cloning - The Moral Aspect of Cloning Cloning is not new; experiments with frogs and toads go back to the 1970’ with the experiments concerning animal and plant embryos have been preformed for many years. But experiments relating to humans have never been tried or considered possible, until “Dolly” (the first fully grown mammal to be cloned). A “human clone” is an identical twin of another human being but only at a younger age. Scientist use cloning techniques in their laboratory to make copies of cells or organisms with a valuable trait....   [tags: Science Biology Biological Clone Essays]
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The Ethical Debate Concerning Cloning - The Ethical Debate Concerning Cloning In the year that has elapsed since the announcement of Dolly's birth, there has been much discussion of the ethical implications of cloning humans. Although the simple use of the word "clone" may have negative connotations, many people have resigned themselves to the idea of cloning cows that produce more milk or using a cloned mouse for use in controlled experimentation. However, the idea of cloning humans is a highly charged topic....   [tags: Papers] 6327 words
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Cloning is Not Morally Correct - For many years now many people have debated over the fact about the moral issues connected with cloning. To begin with, what is cloning?. Cloning is ?making a living thing from another living thing such as a plant or animal. The process uses the genes of the first so they both have identical DNA.?1 This means that something is being made through a process of copying. This is helpful, no doubt, in many ways. Scientists could use clones to ultimately cure diseases and such. But is it worth ?playing God?2 to achieve things that probably could be done in a different approach....   [tags: essays research papers] 553 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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The Cloning of Human Beings - The Cloning of Human Beings I examine five concerns held by the general population regarding human cloning and argue that they show either a misunderstanding about the process and/or result of cloning, or else ignorance about what we already do. Put differently, I argue that human cloning is not in principle more questionable than other current practices. However, I do have serious concerns about the uses to which the new technology will be put. I argue that the reasons currently proposed for human cloning are not persuasive....   [tags: Science Papers] 3419 words
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Ian Wilmut and the Cloning of Dolly - Ian Wilmut and the Cloning of Dolly Definitions of creativity vary based on different people’s interpretations, yet most people agree that creative individuals produce new ideas that can completely change or invent a domain. According to Howard Gardner, creativity is not limited to a single domain, but is unique for all seven domains. Creativity is based on three core elements: the relationship between the child and the master, the relationship between an individual and the work in which he/she is engaged, and the relationship between the individual and others, such as family and friends (Gardner, 9)....   [tags: Science Genetics Papers]
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Human Cloning Should Not Be Regulated -           For centuries, man has been genetically modifying everything from food to dogs by using a process called selective breeding.  This process takes the best of what you have and makes more of it, or mixes the best of one with the best of another to see what happens.  Even though this process is relatively refined, it is still subject to trial and error.  Today’s cloning technology allows scientists to identify the genetic quality that they want to reproduce and insert it directly into a plant or animal, effectively eliminating the trial and error phase of selective breeding.  Regulating cloning, or worse, banning it altogether, would limit the progress of scientific advancement signi...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive 2014]
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The Ethics of Human Cloning - The Ethics of Human Cloning In order to make a fully justified decision on whether human cloning is ethical or not, one must be exposed to the background of the subject. To start, a clone is an exact replica of an organism, cell, or gene. The process itself is done asexually with the use of a cell from the original human. It is then placed inside a female capable of bearing a child and is then born as a clone. Along with this comes questions of whether or not it is right to clone a human being based on different facts and opinions of small groups or communities(Dudley 11)....   [tags: Papers] 993 words
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Holding Off on Human Cloning - Holding Off on Human Cloning In February 1997, when Dr. Ian Wilmut and his team of scientists in Scotland astonished the world by announcing that they had successfully cloned a sheep, it sparked an international debate. Since the invention of Dolly, scientists have been faced with the imminent technology to clone human beings. This has raised questions about what it means to be human and what restrictions should be placed on scientific research. Scientists should use methods of cloning of individual human cells because it provides benefits of curing diseases and regrowth of damaged organs or tissues....   [tags: Papers] 1381 words
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Cloning and the Decline in Genetic Diversity - Cloning and the Decline in Genetic Diversity *Missing Works Cited* One of the biggest problems with the use of cloning is the decline in genetic diversity, continued use of cloning would lead to inbreeding, wide scale, conformity. Humans would be taking nature into their own hands. Over the past billion years, life has grown into a fascinating structure. Of the 300,000 kinds of plants and more than a million kinds of animals that are known today, no two are exactly alike – yet within families there are marked similarities (Monsanto 18)....   [tags: Papers] 1081 words
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A Dialogue Paper on Human Cloning - A Dialogue Paper on Human Cloning This dialogue is between two students at the university. Steve is a little uncomfortable about cloning, while Sally presents many valid arguments in favor of it. Steve presents many moral questions that Sally answers. Steve: Hi, Sally. Are you aware that the Scottish embryologist, Ian Wilmut, cloned a sheep from adult cells, and now, there are many moral, economic, and political questions that must be answered. Sally: Interestingly enough, I was just reading about this topic in a magazine....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 2150 words
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Animal Cloning: a Precursor to Perfection? - Scientific cloning has thrown itself into the spot light and rightly so. The constantly progressing scientific community has proved to the world that this is an issue that will take place within our lives and have an effect on society. Because of such, decisions about the morality and use of cloning must be discussed and implemented. At this juncture, however, the basic questions of cloning are what hold up decision. Is cloning ethical. Can cloning technology be an advantage to humankind. I will argue that cloning can, and should, be used for medical purposes....   [tags: Genetics] 858 words
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We Should Not Fear Cloning - We Should Not Fear Cloning   With the successful cloning of animals, many people have reacted with frightening and usually uninformed ideas about what cloning is and what researchers hope to achieve through it. Many wish to ban all cloning without even looking at the positive things that cloning will be able to provide for us in the future and with continued research. Like any new technology, people are at first afraid, but this is no excuse to abandon research that could one day save millions of people through cloned organs or give an alternative and safe means of reproduction to sterile couples....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Through the Looking Glass: The Case for Human Reproductive Cloning - In the summer of 1996, an animal unlike any other was born unto the world. Roughly three feet high and covered in an insulating material, there were countless others that looked nearly identical freely roaming the countryside. But this animal was special; it was precisely identical to one of its brethren. Dolly the sheep was the first ever manmade clone, an exact copy of its genetic donor. In the fifteen years since the birth of Dolly cloning technology has been improving at a steady pace, and now humanity as a whole is at an impasse: human clones....   [tags: Ethics ]
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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 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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The Evil of Human Cloning - Human cloning would certainly lead to social harm.  If an individual led a distraught or irresponsible life, would the clone be inclined to follow in his footsteps. Because of negative publicity, this clone's life may already be in the road to destruction prior to even becoming a clone. Would you want to be the clone of Hannibal, who devoured his victims after he murdered them.      Cloning would also lessen the worth of an individual and diminish the respect for life. If humans feel they can be replaced, like that of an object, then disposing of a human life would come at no great cost to their conscious.  Resulting in perhaps a killing spree that would have no type of harsh punshment.  As...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 598 words
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Is Human Cloning Another Frankenstein? - Is Human Cloning Another Frankenstein. The creation of life by unnatural method is a question that Mary Shelley's Frankenstein addresses. Through the events that result from Victor's attempt to bestow life to the inanimate, Shelley concludes that it is inappropriate for man to play god. With the advent of the science of creation, cloning, scientists now face the same problem that Shelley raised years ago. The applications of such research are numerous, all varying in severity. In what way the users for cloning are developed and performed is of much debate....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1275 words
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The Benefits of Human Cloning - The Benefits of Human Cloning This paper was written to show the reader with information on how cloning a human is a good idea. It may be too soon right now to clone a human, but in the near future scientists will be capable of cloning a human successfully. The rapid development of the technology for cloning has led to moral debates around the world on whether or not to ban cloning humans. With the advancement of clone technology two states, California and Michigan, have already banned the cloning of humans....   [tags: Papers] 1146 words
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The Pros and Cons of Human Cloning - "To clone or not to clone?" that is the question troubling the mind's of many Americans and citizens all over the world. Imagine how life would become when millions of people start looking alike, acting alike, and thinking alike. There would be no diversity what so ever in today's society. Ban human cloning!, Jean Bethke Elshtain author of "To Clone or Not to Clone", displays a strong argument as to why human cloning should be banned. Cloning may bring advances in artificial organs, cosmetics, and age reduction; but nevertheless it takes away a human's individuality, uniqueness, and basically that person's right to live his own life....   [tags: Current Events] 586 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 - Ethics or Life? - Cloning: Ethnics or Life.     Walking into a small hospital room you notice two small boys. As you observe the diagnostic papers on the young boys' bedposts you suddenly become guilt stricken. The darker haired boy on the right has liver cancer, but thankfully there is hope for this young boy, since he is on a very efficient liver donor program. In two days, Sam, as we will call him, will be receiving a clean and pure liver that will grant him a life as normal and healthy as any other young man....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Cloning - Cloning For hundreds of years man has wondered what it would be like to clone human beings. With the idea of cloning comes many different opinions and positions. The idea of creating an army of "super humans" has long been a dream of many people. Others have feared what would happen to the world if cloning were possible and if cloning is morally correct. Overall, religion and ethics play a vital role in the both of these viewpoints and greatly effect many positions on the topic of cloning....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Cloning the World around Us - Cloning is a shaky subject to most individuals. Most people don't know enough about cloning to have a say so in the war against "legal cloning" or doing anything with cloning. Although some people may have negative reasons for cloning animals and or human beings, some people are researching day by day in order to supply the world with an amazing tool to help feed the world and help it in any way imaginable by cloning. In this essay, I will discuss the positive and negative effects of cloning and also the steps to clone an animal or person....   [tags: Current Events] 1173 words
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cloning - Cloning Can cloning be beneficial to us. Or is cloning a waste of time and dollars. Cloning as of recent years, has become a very controversial issue. Society is firmly divided on the uses and ethics of cloning. Cloning can range from copies of plants and animals to clones of humans and human organs. Should we clone humans and human organs. Why clone human embryos. There are many legitimate reasons for investigating cloning. Embryologists believe that the research could help improve the lives of further generations....   [tags: essays research papers] 940 words
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cloning - Since March 1997, the birth of a cloned sheep, named Dolly, has caused a great sensation around the world. The reason why Dolly shocked the world was that she was the first clone from a cell of an adult mammal: something scientists thought to be impossible. The cloning of a mammal cell meant that the possibility of cloning a human beings was increased. For fear human cloning, a lot of countries have taken necessary measures to regulate the study of it. We should ban human cloning because it has the possibility to reduce the value of human life: taking away individuality in our society....   [tags: essays research papers] 1022 words
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Cloning - Many have imagined what it would be like to have a clone of themselves. Many have also feared the thought of having a clone. Due to popular belief that a clone would be an exact duplicate. An incorrect presumption made by many. Proceeding along side is the religious beliefs and the controversial ethicality and morality aspects of human cloning. A stance taken by many religions and their congregations. In reality the public has a very narrow sense of what human cloning is. Rather than research and understand the scientific aspect of human cloning, they instead take faith in what the media and movies portray human cloning to be....   [tags: essays research papers] 2104 words
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Cloning - Human Embryos and Bioethics - Human Embryos and Bioethics       The President's Council on Bioethics on July 11 recommended that a four-year moratorium be placed on all human cloning in the United States.   Many have called for cloning to be allowed in order to produce embryonic cells for medical research. The bioethics council itself was split on this subject. There are dangers of adopting an "ends justifies the means" mentality in this field.   It is intrinsically unjust to treat human beings at any stage of development as mere "research material" to be exploited and destroyed in the hope of benefiting others....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Cloning: A Nusaince or Necessity - Cloning: A Nuisance or Necessity So many miraculous discoveries have been made during the last century. Medical technology has advanced at an unprecedented rate. Now, we are faced with yet another scientific breakthrough. Cloning, in recent years has taken its own shape under the spotlight. However, people are debating whether or not it should be done. I mean, “Is it morally correct, humane, possible. How will it affect the future of humanity?” There are those who feel that we should step forward and support the idea....   [tags: essays research papers] 643 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 - 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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The Ethics of Human Cloning - The Ethics of Human Cloning Imagine the world as only beautiful people. Everywhere you look is a Cindy Crawford look-a-like: 5’9”, brown hair, brown eyes, and the perfect smile. A “Master Race.” Do we really want to reenact Adolf Hitler’s plan of seeking world domination killing million upon millions as a “final solution?” Instead of killing, we’d be reproducing millions, going against nature. Say we went and got one of Princess Diana’s cells and implanted that in an egg that was then placed into a surrogate mother....   [tags: Papers] 1386 words
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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 - Cloning For many years, the cloning of adults, animals or humans has been mostly the object of science fiction, something unforeseen by man. However, “The world was shocked in February of 1997 when British scientist, named Ian Wilmot announced that his research team successfully cloned lamb named dolly from an adult sheep at the Roselyn Institute in Scotland”.(1) For what seemed like a dream for many years quickly turned into reality. The newest and possibly the most controversial phenomena in curing human disease, a phenomenon better known as cloning, was born....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Human Cloning: Science or Madness? - Human Cloning: Science or Madness.       Despite evidence that nearly all cloned animals are plagued by significant genetic abnormalities, two scientist groups have announced their plans to impregnate women with cloned embryos, each proposing to create the world's first cloned human being.   Clones are created by injecting genetic material from a single cell of one person is into an egg cell that has had its genes removed. The cell is then stimulated to act like a fertilized egg and divide, becoming an embryo....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Threat of Human Cloning - The human genome is constructed of four simple chromosomes, each of which is represented by a single capital letter; G, A, C, and T. These simple chemicals are the building blocks of life, and act as the blueprints for one of the most complicated biological structures in the known universe; the human. Strands of these chromosomes billions of letters long provide a uniqueness that guarantees individuality in a swiftly growing world. Is not individuality after all one of the most highly acclaimed American ideals....   [tags: Papers] 909 words
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The Use of Cloning Technologies - The Use of Cloning Technologies The ethical debate concerning cloning that has inevitably followed since the announcement and much celebrated birth of Dolly the Sheep in 1997, is highly charged and emotive. When human cloning is mentioned it normally has negative connotations with the individual conjuring up a mental picture of a sub-human creature with an almost Frankenstein like appearance. Many people are afraid of the idea because it is a new technology and relatively misunderstood, and with the media using shock headlines to sell newspapers, this alone feeds the fear within us....   [tags: Papers] 1530 words
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