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The Reality of Cloning -     Jerry L. Hall, then a researcher at the George Washington University Medical Center, presented the results of his in-vitro fertilization experiment at the 1993 meeting of the American Fertility Society in Montreal. Dr. Hall gave an interesting speech and the comments on his speech consisted of "nice job" and other positive remarks. On his return to George Washington University, Dr. Hall expected the same feedback, and he was shocked when the October 26, 1993 cover of the New York Times announced, "Scientist clones human embryos, and creates an ethical challenge." Ethicists pictured images of baby farming and of clones cannibalized for "spare parts." Protesters chanted on the streets...   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]
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Human Cloning - Imagine a future where humans are manufactured, a future where humans are created by science, a future where humans are the new lab specimen. Human cloning is like opening Pandora's Box, unleashing a torrent of potential evils but at the same time bringing a small seed of hope. No matter how many potential medical and scientific benefits could be made possible by human cloning, it is unethical to clone humans. Before the ethics of human cloning can be discussed, the mechanics of cloning must be understood first....   [tags: Genetics]
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What about Cloning? - What about Cloning. Pros 1. If you can clone the vital organs of a human body, they can then be used as a backup if a body organ were to fail. 2. Cloning in humans can help infertility. Cloning may also make it possible to reproduce certain traits or qualities in human beings. 3. Cloning may also help fight genetic diseases by helping researchers understand the composition of genes. 4. We can also obtain customized organisms by cloning, which will help the health benefits of society. 5. Cloning can enable the genetic alteration of animals and plants....   [tags: Ethics] 748 words
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The Cloning of Dogs - The Cloning of Dogs Introduction: The new "Star Wars" movie features an entire army made of clones. These clones are genetically perfected to be the ultimately obedient and powerful soldiers. How could this type of cloning technology be used in dogs. We could use it for the good to make the perfectly obedient dog, for use in seeing-eye work, rescue work, etc. This technology could also be used to affect the world of dog showing. An owner of a number one winning champion dog could replicate it and make the sport completely obsolete and pointless....   [tags: Clone Genetics DNA Science 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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Cloning Technology - What would you do if you could live forever. With improvements in cloning technology, the promise of almost endless life is closer to us now then ever before. In 1952, when cloning was first completed successfully, it was only attempted on small animals. At the most basic of levels, humans are nothing more than advanced animals, and since cloning has been proven to work on animals, it should, therefore, work on humans as well. Dolly the sheep, the first cloned mammal. Pyrenean Ibex cloned after the species became extinct, rendering them temporarily de-extinct for 7 minutes....   [tags: Medical Technology ]
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Cloning: The Benefits and Where to Draw the Line - ... The solution to the possibility of rejection is to produce stem cells from the donor itself. These stem cells can then be used to develop organs or tissues needed by the patient. There are over 122,000 people currently waiting for an organ transplant, and eighteen people will die each day waiting for an organ (Why Organ). The overwhelming majority of the lucky patients that do receive an organ transplant in time must undergo immunosuppressive therapy that can have serious side effects. The cloned tissue would be compatible without the infectious risks of xenotransplants, or transplants between species....   [tags: genetic engineering]
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I Believe Cloning Is a Good Thing - ... That mean only seven thousand out of the hundred twenty thousand people will be saved (“Organ Donor”). In China, there are one and a half million people waiting in line for an organ. However only ten thousand Chinese will get a transplant. That means that out of one thousand people only six will get an organ (“Organ Transplants”). If cloning were legalized, it would save millions and millions of people waiting in line for an organ transplant. Third, by cloning one may cure multiply diseases and disorders....   [tags: genetic engineering]
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The Advancement of Technology and Techniques in Human Cloning - ... Simultaneously, 80,000 Americans are on the waiting list for organs, and around 16 people die every day before they can get their specific donation (Recer). Luckily, science has been improving to help those in need. In current day society, the technology for DNA research is advancing (Bethge). Scientists are discovering more about how humans “tick” because of other species they have previously cloned. For example, the cloning of Dolly helped prove that the specification of cells that goes on during the development and maintenance of an organism can be reversible and is not a linear process....   [tags: transplants, religion, organisms] 1793 words
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Human Cloning Should Remain Illegal - The discovery of cells in 1665 brought a huge development in science and also led to another striking discovery: copying cells; in other words, cloning. It did not take a long time for scientists to understand that same qualified organisms could be created by using and copying cells. After the first successful mammal cloning, Dolly the sheep in 1997, science world was proud, but not satisfied yet. Curiosity and enthusiasm manipulated scientists to reach the climax of the cloning history with an astonishing and risky discovery: the first successful stem cell cloning in 2013 which declares the possibility of human cloning....   [tags: cells, dna, religious conflict, scientists]
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The Present and Future from Human Cloning - Is the cost of a life worth that of a loved one. Human cloning is a topic that has existed since the 1970’s when Dr. John Gurdon cloned a frog. From cloning a frog in 1970 to cloning a sheep in 1997, the technological advances in cloning have exponentially increased. The concept of human cloning is to retrieve the DNA of a human and place it into the embryo of a woman and the child born 9 months later would be a replica of the original person. This technique would be useful if a person need plasma, blood, or possible organs....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Positives, Negatives, and Side Effects of Cloning - Greg Jaffe, a spokesman for the Center for Science in the Public Interest, once said. “one of the issues [I have] had all along with cloning is that just because we can do something scientifically, [does not] mean we should do it.” Just because technology has developed and cloning has a slight chance of becoming successful, does not mean that it should be everyone’s first priority. The positives, negatives, and side effects of cloning should first be thought about. A clone is an “organism that is genetically identical to the unit or individual from which it was derived.” Many think that clones are exact identical twins in both appearance and personality; they are not....   [tags: artificial embryo, clone, nuclear transfer]
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Human Cloning Trials - As technological advancement grow, scientists begin to speculate the realistic doing of human cloning, as this happens opposing groups and organizations raise their voice against it and create the question whether scientists should be allowed to clone humans, the promise of cloning at any level can revolutionize the world, and change it for the better, but are we are not ready for human trials. If successful, cloning can have a lot of positive technological advancements that would help humanity....   [tags: technology, regenerative medicine] 643 words
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What´s Molecular Cloning - ... Molecular cloning allows the use of cloning from DNA and the other species that will be the host of the model. Molecular cloning is one of the many procedures to be the center of the science realm. In today’s society the experimentation of molecular cloning the DNA they need to clone is received from the creature of importance. With Molecular cloning doctors can help cure their patients low count of the needed proteins. With the help of molecular cloning today we can now produce foods genetically....   [tags: genes, dna, experimantation]
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Support for Cloning and Other Genetic Practices - Should cloning be supported or banned. Well it certainly has its high points. There are amazing things to be had from cloning that range from spare organs for sick patients all the way to genetically cloned children for those who can bare none. While some things are frowned upon the benefits cannot be ignored. Cloning could change what we know only as the “Human Condition,” but maybe that is not a bad thing. You could change the genetic makeup of a person and take away the things that hinder them like dyslexia or something more severe such as deformities....   [tags: biotechnology, bioengineering]
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Reasons Why Cloning Should Exist - ... Scientist are constantly looking for a way to clone people. Cloning is now so easy that with a drop of blood you could clone a mouse. Imagine if the scientist perfected the formula everybody would want to be cloned but if don't think it would be so common because I would think that it would be very expensive and only wealthy people would be able to afford it. Have you ever seen anybody who has looked liked you. With today's technology it's possible that you may be able to get a clone. Scientist have cloned a mouse just by using the blood there is another case in which stem cells could lower the risk of you getting cancer....   [tags: preventing cancer, stem cells] 658 words
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Genetic Engineering: Cloning: Dolly and Eugenics - Cloning is vital in American society because it will help us further our knowledge in genetics. Also cloning will make us realize how much scientists can actually accomplish knowing how to clone. Scientists were able to clone an animal in 1997. That accomplishment made all the scientist’s theories about cloning possible. It gave the scientists hope that one day they will maybe be able to clone a human because they were able to clone a mammal. Eugenics is also vital to American society. Eugenics is the practice of improving human’s genetic quality of the human population as a whole....   [tags: dna, science, god]
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Cloning Endangered Species - Fierce, magnificent, and free. On June 20, 1782 the bald eagle was unofficially declared as the representative of the United States of America. Instead of protecting the national emblem, “on July 4, 1976, the US Fish and Wildlife Service officially listed the bald eagle as a national endangered species” (History of…). The representation of the country’s freedom, strength, and beauty lies heavily on this bird; if it were to become an extinct species, what would that say for the United States. There is a very realistic and near-future solution: cloning....   [tags: extinction, extinct species, technology]
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Reproductive Human Stem Cell Cloning - ... Although scientists have made the announcement/proclamation of their success on cloning a sheep named dolly without any mutations of any sort; they are excluding the history of their research of how it took them nearly 300 attempts to not mutate the Sheep through the stem cell and to ultimately “Get it right”. Imagine if they were to do the same thing on a human. Select individuals deceivingly claim that the “clones” will be the exact same as the human beings in the world; if they tried to clone humans they would end up creating hundreds of mutated “Human beings” for every attempt to make once single person....   [tags: genetic engineering] 1101 words
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Extremely Controversial Topic of Human Cloning - ... Ever since then, cloning has taken leaps and bounds on its way to the present. Cloning has become so advanced, that we are now able to grow things such as ears and more effective skin grafts. The relative newness of human cloning, even cloning in general is a viable cause for its funding and further exploration. For example, the first moving artificial hand was invented by Benjamin Palmer in the early 1900's, laid the base for the kickoff of the artificial limb program in 1945, which exploded within a few years....   [tags: geneological, biology, medical] 604 words
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Cloning: The Story and Impact of Dolly the Sheep - ... It did not have any of the characteristics of the Black faced sheep’s egg cell. Throughout Dolly’s life there were many struggles and had many physical problems. One of the problems she had was Premature aging. This was suspected because the tips of Dolly’s chromosomes, which are called Telomeres, were shorter then usual for a lamb. The telomere gets shorter as the animal ages because of the number of cell divisions that occur through an animals lifetime. Scientist wanted dolly to have a normal as any other female sheep so they wanted her to breed....   [tags: somatic nuclear transfer, genetics] 752 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 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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Facts of Cloning - The possibility of stem cell research exploded with momentum when a certain sheep named Dolly was born. The reason why this was such a breakthrough is because Dolly was the first mammal ever cloned. Although this all began in 1996, the study into stem cell research has been documented since the 1960’s, where Joseph Altman and Gopal Das brought forward new evidence of adult neurogenesis ( the ongoing stem cell activity in the brain). The birth of Dolly brought many breakthroughs for the scientific community but it also created an avalanche of concern because of the ethical implications....   [tags: essays research papers] 1026 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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Biotechnology: Definition of Genetic Transfer - ... Selective breeding has implications for many aspects, such as the ecosystems, genetic diversity, the health and survival of the organism, and the population’s evolutionary rate. Also named artificial selection humans have have used the principles of natural selection to help then take control of the breeding process to produce an offspring with a more desired trait. Selective breeding or artificial selection involves breeding a specific organism based on a specific phenotypic trait so that the desired trait is passed on to the next generation....   [tags: gene, cloning] 861 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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Addressing Stem Cell Research and Cloning - ... There are multiple ways to have stem cell research without hurting any living human organism. To clone a human being, the genetic material is ejected from an egg cell and replaces with that of another human being. Then the egg is stimulated to begin development and later form life. This would create an almost identical twin to the person supplying the cell. This however could be bad because the clones are usually created in order to be harvested for the stem cells that are genetically compatible with the patient....   [tags: morality and ethical issues] 1113 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 Cloning Controversy - Today, the topic of cloning generates more argument then it has ever created before. The controversy over cloning is based, in part, on the fact that there are extreme opposing viewpoints on the subject. Also a major factor in the debate over cloning is a fear of new technology. Throughout history, man has always been slow to adapt to a new technology, or a new way of doing things. We go through all the trouble to adapt to one method, why uproot ourselves and change everything just to do it a different way....   [tags: essays research papers] 1259 words
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Benefits of Cloning - Benefits of Cloning What if while walking down the street you encountered someone who looked exactly like you. Would you stare in amazement or would your heart be filled with fear. At first some people may look upon the idea of cloning with disgust and question themselves if humans should play God while others would be interested and study the many possibilities that cloning offers. This illustrates the path that cloning has taken over the latter part of the twentieth century. At first, when cloning was brought up in conversations, people tended to fearfully think of an army of identical persons marching across the earth in hopes of ruling humans....   [tags: Papers] 1371 words
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History of Cloning - History of Cloning Although the word itself has only been around for only four decades, the idea of creating an organism identical to another has been around for centuries. Even nature has utilized this process. The actual process of artificially cloning has been around since before 1900s, even though it is heard of more often in the modern world. Cloning began in 1894 with the first clone of an organism. Hans Dreisch was able to clone a sea urchin, and his research led to Hans Spemann’s multiple attempts and successes of cloning throughout his science years....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical Clone]
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The Cloning Debate - The Cloning Debate Not so far in the future, a young boy of the age of six, dying a heart-wrenching death, will only be able survive with a bone marrow transplant.  His parents will have searched near and far for a match, but none will come to their aid.  The only possible way that they can produce a perfect match for their son's bone marrow is to clone their son.  Unfortunately, at this time this topic is still being discussed and debated upon with the government.  Their only child that has been their treasure for six years might die.  A clone of their son becomes their apple of aspiration to keep the treasure from being buried....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Cloning is Bad! - One Head is Better Than Two The question of cloning has been one of the most recently controversial issues of the past decade. For humans to consider the cloning of one another forces them all to question the very concepts of right and wrong that make them all human. . Scientists have debated the implication of human and non-human cloning since 1997 when scientists at the Roslin Institute in Scotland produced Dolly. Compelling arguments state that cloning of both human and non-human species results in harmful physical and psychological effects....   [tags: essays research papers] 801 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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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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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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The Cloning Controversy - The Cloning Controversy A mad scientist stands in one part of a double-chambered machine, leaving the other empty. As he presses a button, gears begin to whir and smoke. A bright light flashes, and out of the empty chamber steps a perfect replica of the scientist, complete with clothes and command of the English language. This sci-fi plot line may be familiar, but it has nothing to do with the actual, controversial cloning process, one that may be used by today’s scientists to create cloned human embryos in the not-so-distant future....   [tags: Science Genetics Clone Essays] 2363 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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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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A Proposal for a Law to Monitor Cloning -    The purpose of this essay is to propose a policy for monitoring and legislating cloning so that it can be used appropriately for science and medical research and benefits. This report will explain the needs for monitoring cloning, my plan for monitoring cloning, the many benefits that the world will gain from monitoring cloning, and how we can implement my plan. The Cloning Controversy Public opinion toward cloning is often negative. A Time /CNN poll taken a few days after Ian Wilmut's announcement regarding the cloning of a sheep found that 93% of Americans felt cloning was bad, and 66% opposed animal cloning (Masci 2)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Cloning as Solution to Food Shortages and Needs for New Medicine - ... It is necessary that the surrogate mother be close to or exact to the species of the egg being cloned. (Wilmut) Nuclear transfer, while it produces the same results as reproductive cloning, is much more tedious and takes longer than reproductive cloning. (“Cloning”) That brings us to wonder why people clone to begin with; that is, what makes cloning the right way to solve different issues—and what these issues are. Cloning has a variety of positive aspects to solve problems in the world. Many of these problems relate to people’s health: allowing infertile males and females to have children (Kass, xxi), the cloning of stem cells which build and repair the body (“Cloning”), bone marrow tr...   [tags: genetic copies, genetic engineering, global issues] 1430 words
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Human Cloning is an Ethical Nightmare - Technology today is growing at an alarming rate. Things that seemed impossible only a few years ago are now a reality, and some far fetched things such as time travel, that are present in today's science fiction movies, might possibly become reality soon as well. One prevalent idea that seemed impossible a few years ago but that is now a reality is the idea of human cloning. The fantasy that some people had about having clones of themselves or of animals a few years ago is not a fantasy anymore; it is a reality....   [tags: Clones Biology Ethics] 3119 words
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What Would the World be Like with Human Cloning? - ... To make the embryo start to multiply it is zapped with electricity until it becomes a blastocyst. This blastocyst is then implanted into a surrogate mother. Once this newborn is born it is going to be an identical copy of the donor organism. (Thompson, 2012) This process can be done more than once with one organism. This would result in more than two completely identical organisms. Another way of cloning is from Campbell Biology. It says that in order to come DNA in the laboratory, researchers first obtain a plasmid and insert DNA from a foreign DNA into it....   [tags: genetic engineering]
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Human Cloning: A Benefit to Humanity - What would you think if you were to able to talk to an exact clone of yourself. Most people think that cloning is part of science fiction but can be done and in June of 1997, scientists in Scotland were successfully able to clone a sheep. This major step in cloning raised question in the scientific world. Many people ask is cloning ethical to humanity. To some people, being able to clone is like “playing God”. To me, is beneficiary to humanity if used in a manner to help, not harm. Statistics from the National Funeral Directors Association show that 8.8 people die in death per every on one thousand in the U.S....   [tags: essays research papers] 592 words
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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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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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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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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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