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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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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 and the Decline in Genetic Diversity - 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). From generation to generation family resemblance is so obvious that it is not thought about....   [tags: Papers] 1081 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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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: 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 - Is Human Cloning Ethical. Imagine that you have just been diagnosed with lung cancer. You have been told you have six months to live unless you can find two replacement lungs. But, you are told and realize you are a clone and have to give your life to save another. Is that ethically right. Would you, the original human want to do it. I feel that cloning human beings is ethically and morally wrong. Cloning seems to be a big issue in the world today. The issues of cloning became a reality in 1997....   [tags: essays research papers] 727 words
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Cloning - Cloning, 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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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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Cloning - Should Human Cloning be Legal. Cloning captured the public’s attention when Scottish scientists startled the world in July of 1996 when they announced the birth of a sheep named Dolly which they had cloned from the nucleus of an adult mammary cell and a sheep egg. Ever since this spectacular event occurred people have been thinking about the possibility of cloning humans. What would a clone be like. His/her physical appearance would be the same as the person he/she was cloned from, but depending on the society it would be brought up in it’s personality would be totally different....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Cloning - With the technological knowledge in the world growing from day to day, there is no way to predict where science may lead us in the future. Just a few years ago, cloning was something of a fictional nature that most scientists had thought about, but never seriously considered it as an experiment. Recently, animals have been cloned, and cloning has become no less than true reality. In a few more years, the knowledge on how to clone humans could be present. Before that advancement arrives, we need to ask ourselves if this knowledge of cloning is a beneficial idea or a destructive one....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cloning - Someone once said that if you give someone an inch they would take a foot. Biotechnologist would like to receive an inch of allowance from the government to start the cloning process here in the United States. The fear, however, that cloning may become too advanced is a relevant response. Cloning is the copying of genes, or DNA, of one organism to be used in the creation of an identical one. It is similar to genetic engineering, which is the manipulation of the genes. HOW IS CLONING DONE Cloning is said to be used for many positive reasons, but the fact remains that it has an equal, if not greater amount of negative side effects....   [tags: essays research papers] 1104 words
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Cloning - Cloning Cloning is the creation of an organism that is an exact genetic copy of another. This means that every single bit of DNA is the same. This has been done naturally in nature with identical twins and it has been done artificially since around the 1950s though it has improved over time to the stage where scientists can even clone mammals. The purpose of cloning in scientific exploration and cloning may one day be able to help people needing new organs. Cloning is done in a couple of different ways....   [tags: Papers] 583 words
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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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Cloning - A DISCUSSION ON CLONING Have you ever wondered when the scientists of our day will start cloning humans. You might be asking yourself what exactly is cloning. It is a method that involves the production of a group of identical cells or organisms that all derive from a single individual (Grolier 220). Basically, cloning is the copy of the same individuals DNA to another individual. There is no doubt that if humans are cloned many problems involving the technological and ethical sides of this issue will arise and will be virtually impossible to avoid....   [tags: essays research papers] 513 words
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Cloning - Millions of people. They all look alike, think alike, and dress alike. Sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel, right. Well, with cloning it’s possible, maybe. They will look alike, but that’s about it. Cloning will help the world, not make it the same. Three pros to cloning are that cloning may hold the secret to eternal youth, the research of genes has changed the thinking of scientists, and that parents would be able to have a child who looks exactly like a model, movie star, etc. First, cloning could lead to the discovery of the secret to eternal youth....   [tags: essays research papers] 482 words
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Cloning - Shortly after the announcement that British scientists had successfully cloned a sheep, Dolly, cloning humans has recently become a possibility that seems much more feasible in today's society. The word clone has been applied to cells as well as to organisms, so that a group of cells stemming from a single cell is also called a clone. Usually the members of a clone are identical in their inherited characteristics that is, in their genes except for any differences caused by mutation. Identical twins, for example, who originate by the division of a single fertilized egg, are members of a clone; whereas nonidentical twins, who derive from two separate fertilized eggs, are not clones....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cloning - Cloning. Many people associate it with science-fiction novels, not with real life, but animal cloning is a process that is being attempted today all over the world, and human cloning might be next. But should cloning be made illegal. According to the Washington Post, cloning should be made illegal because all nursery rhymes would have to be rewritten: Mary didn’t have a lamb, she had two lambs and a sister named Bridget who looked exactly like her. Mary and Bridget went to school one day with both lambs, but the school board threw them out as cloning was against the rules....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cloning - Cloning Twenty-five years ago, scientists thought that cloning was virtually impossible. In the last five years, the science of cloning, has come to realization. What is a clone. A clone is a duplicate - much like a photocopy is a duplicate, or copy, of a document (Kolate, 238). A good example of copies that occur in nature are identical twins, which are duplicates of each other. On a daily basis, molecular geneticists and other scientists use cloning techniques to replicate various genetic materials such as gene segments and cells (Kolate, 238)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cloning - Cloning The most significant problem our world has with newfound controversies is that most people take one side on the issue before they become educated on the topic at hand. This is the same problem that I see with the controversial issue of cloning. Whether one argues for or against the cloning of humans or animals, most people leave out the ethics and morals behind the issue. People see movies like Multiplicity, starring Michael Keaton (a movie in which Michael Keaton clones himself multiple times in an attempt to make his life more enjoyable), and they think to themselves that cloning themselves might be pretty cool....   [tags: Papers] 1269 words
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Cloning in our World - Cloning in our World One of the latest advancements in technology is that of cloning. Cloning is the process of creating an identical copy of an original. In general, cloning is used in three contexts. First is using specialized DNA technology to produce multiple, exact copies of a single gene or other segment of DNA. This process is called cloning DNA. A second type of cloning exploits the natural process of cell division to make many copies of an entire cell. A third type of cloning produces complete, genetically identical animals such as the famous Scottish sheep, Dolly....   [tags: science] 1548 words
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Potential Abuse of Human Cloning - Potential Abuse of Cloning It is understood that using forms of genetic manipulations has great potential, if the usage is based on the idea that it will be used to improve agricultural production, medicine technology, and the like. To use cloning as a coping device for those who mourn loved ones, or simply cannot deal with nature's life and death process, however, is simply wrong. It is not only idealistically wrong, but ethically, morally, and even lawfully unjust. If cloning human beings becomes a reality, it will be the process that will slowly deteriorate the diversity of the world, and the ability for people to deal with negative occurrences in their life....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 2872 words
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Cloning - Cloning Duplicating of genes and DNA…. Cloning. Cloning is basically the reproduction of cells. You take an unfertilized cell, combine it with a cell from the same organism and create a new living cell. The question is…is cloning OK. Is the breeding of a bigger and meatier cow and fresher healthier potatoes equal to cloning a person. Many different groups debate upon these questions. Religious groups argue that God created all, and he thrives on diversity. This diversity is being threatened by cloning....   [tags: essays research papers] 732 words
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Cloning - Cloning What is a Clone. A clone is a group of genetically identical cells. For example, tumors are clones of cells inside an organism because they consist of many replicas of one mutated cell. Another type of clone occurs inside a cell. Such a clone is made up of groups of identical structures that contain genetic material, such as mitochondria and chloroplasts. Some of these structures, called plasmids, are found in some bacteria and yeasts. Techniques of genetic engineering enable scientists to combine an animal or plant gene with a bacterial or yeast plasmid....   [tags: essays research papers] 957 words
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Cloning - Cloning Cloning is an unethical action that should not be tampered with physically in any animal form regardless of what it is. This is a genetically engineered process by humans, in which, perfectly generated genes from someone or something is copied into its own life form to be an exact replica. In the article “Calves cloned to produce drugs” there are two cows involved with cloning. People should not be tampering with this, but letting God create people and animals the way he has it planned out to be....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cloning - Cloning Abstract The question to clone or not to clone is currently center stage of scientific debate. Since the birth of Dolly, the sheep, in 1997 the controversial question of cloning has been paramount throughout the entire globe. The question is no longer whether it can be done, but whether is should be done and to what extent. We have already cloned goats, mice, monkeys, cattle, and pigs (Cloning fact sheet). Scientists are now trying to get approval to clone humans or at least parts of them (Eccleston, CNN)....   [tags: Clone Science Nature Wildlife Conservation Essays]
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Cloning: The Ethical Dilemma - Cloning: The Ethical Dilemma Following the successful cloning of a lamb to produce Dolly, a genetically identical twin of its mother lamb, controversy has arose over the frightening prospects of cloning technology. Although undeniable that the ability to clone livestock and even humans is a leap in medical advancement, such technology must be utilized with careful considerations to the issue of ethics. There are many obvious advantages of cloning technology which comes to mind with the successful cloning of Dolly....   [tags: Biology] 496 words
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Cloning - Cloning is a big issue now. Many arguments are going on about cloning humans being immoral. But what is cloning. Cloning is one or more offspring from a single ancestor; the genetic composition from the ancestor is identical to the offspring. No sex is involved in the production of clones, and since sex is the normal means by which new genetic material is introduced during procreation, clones have no choice having the same genes as their only parent. A clone of cells refers to the descendants of a single parent cell....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cloning - The History of CloningThe theory of being able to make a genetic copy (a clone) of another animal has been around for quite a while. In this section as the title reads I will show the history of cloning.400 million years B. C.- Plants have been cloning themselves since not to long (as far as the Earth is concerned) after their introduction to our planet. They send out runners that create an identical copy of the parent plant. 1938- Hans Spermann, of Germany, envisions what he calls the "fantastical experiment"....   [tags: essays research papers] 2444 words
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Cloning - Human embryo cloning should not be done because of the religious, moral, ethical, and social concerns that it places upon the human race. Although there may be some positive affects to cloning humans, there are far too many opposing factors in this situation. Many religious leaders of expressed their concern and condemnation of human cloning. The moral and ethical aspects outweigh any scientific evidence, and the social concerns are frightening. The most important question that needs to be asked, is whether the gains out weigh the losses--the gains being scientific research and the losses being the religious, moral, ethical, and social concerns that it poses on today’s society....   [tags: essays research papers] 1489 words
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cloning - Cloning in the Twenty-first Century Cloning is the making of genetically identical copies of a single cell or organism. Cloning was never talked about much,(When?) unless a person read science fiction or watched movies. Then on February 23, 1997 comma Dolly the Iamb What is an iamb. appeared on the news. Dr. Ian Wilmut, the head of the Roslin Institute in Edinburg, Scotland had led the team who cloned Dolly. Dolly was cloned from the omit ‘the’ one reproductive tissue of one adult female sheep, so that she was genetically identical....   [tags: essays research papers] 657 words
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Is Cloning Really Worth It? - Cloning: Is it Really Worth It. There is much controversy over the issue of cloning. Is it really worth it. Scientists say yes, but I think not. There are a lot of questions to be answered before we continue the process of cloning such as the animals’ safety, humans feelings, and the costs, both financially and emotionally. First of all, we must think of the poor, defenseless animals scientists are experimenting with. It is one thing to kill them for survival, but it is totally wrong for them to die just to “experiment”....   [tags: essays research papers] 365 words
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Cloning - This article, “Cloning Noah’s Ark,” is about the cloning of endangered species to prevent some animals from disappearing from the planet. The three authors of this article were Robert P. Lanza, Betsy L. Dresser and Philip Damiani. According to Scientific American, they all share an interest in reproductive biology and animals. Lanza, the vice president of medical and scientific development at Advanced Cell Technology (ACT) in Worcester, Massachusetts, founded the South Meadow Pond and Wildlife Association in Worcester County....   [tags: essays research papers fc] 341 words
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cloning - Cloning. It looks as if the variant of manipulating nature based on the idea of multiplying human beings is coming within the reach of modern science quickly. Today's scientists have already been able to clone a sheep. The living result is Dolly: a normal ewe, alive and kicking, she's just an exact copy of her celldonor. When more of less the same technique would be used on humans, that would mean the solution of many problems. Infertile and gay couples could have a baby by having themselves cloned....   [tags: essays research papers] 406 words
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Pros and Cons of Cloning DNA-Genetic Manipulation - Cloning DNA Genetic manipulation and cloning is has been has had some great scientific advances in recent years. Genetic manipulation is the art of altering DNA, whether it be a plant, `animal or bacteria. For example, the seedless watermelon is a byproduct of genetic manipulation. Scientists use this practice is used in many labs all around the world, to create more advanced medicine and agricultural products. Every living thing contains DNA. Genetic manipulation can have great benefit to us if it is used in the correct manner, however it can also be used in manners which are morally wrong....   [tags: germline, somatic, scientists] 1276 words
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cloning - Cloning humans and organs could only yield new technologies that will be beneficial to society. Organ cloning is something that would be extremely beneficial to society. For example, if we could clone human organs there would be no need for waiting lists for people looking for donors. Scientist could make a clone of a patient’s organ, that their body would be more likely to accept, without the imperfections of their previous organ. This way, another person who was on the waiting list could receive the organ....   [tags: essays research papers] 587 words
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Human Cloning Goes Global - Human Cloning Goes Global        The specter of human cloning raises "Brave New World" questions regarding the legal status of the cloned person who has no parents, guardians or advocates. Does a cloned human being have equal rights to the protections listed in various United Nations documents, beginning with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Can biotechnology firms claim genetically modified (GM) human embryos as intellectual property rights. Corporations already own patents on GM foods and seeds....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Benefits of Human Cloning - What is cloning. "Cloning is the process of making a genetically identical organism through nonsexual means."(www.Howstuffworks.com) It has been used for thousands of years to produce plants. The next stage was to clone animals. Scientists can take unfertilized eggs of some small animals, and clone them, so they develop into full adults. After knowing that people realized how great it would be if we could clone humans. There would be a lot of advantages in cloning humans. Lets say someone will die if they can't get a heart transplant....   [tags: Clones Biology] 927 words
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Cloning - For the first time the cloning of a whole human being seems really possible. It is absolutely necessary to consider the harm that can be done and move to curb abuses. Also, it is important to understand some of the theory underlying the desire to build a better human. The Ethical Downside of Cloning With recent developments in the cloning of the first whole mammal with Dolly the Sheep, for the first time the cloning a whole human being seems really possible. For years, clones have been the subject of popular fiction, but the technology was lacking....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cloning - Bioethics, which is the study of value judgments pertaining to human conduct in the area of biology and includes those related to the practice of medicine, has been an important aspect of all areas in the scientific field (Bernstein, Maurice, M.D.). It is one of the factors that says whether or not certain scientific research can go on, and if it can, under which rules and regulations it must abide by. One of the most recent and controversial issues facing our society today is the idea of cloning....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cloning - Cloning Cloning, the process of creating a copy of a plant or animal that is genetically identical to the original through asexual means, has sparked some interesting moral and ethical debate. For years, cloning has been used to produce a greater number of a specific type of plant, such as the Macintosh apple trees, which have all been derived from single mutated plant . Now, however, upon the discovery of a method to clone animals, even humans, people are beginning to become aware of the benefits and consequences of cloning, as well as the ethics involved....   [tags: Papers] 935 words
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Government Affiliation and Cloning - Government Affiliation and Cloning Abstract The theory to alter and duplicate a human being first arose in the early 1900s. It became widely controversial since the entrance of the experiments on real animals by the 1990s. Influenced by its citizens, the governments all over the world stepped in to regulate the new process by establishing specific laws tackling the issue. Each government differed from the others, and hence, each national law varies from another. However, attempts were made to unify the regulations under international circumstances in organizations such as the United Nations....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical Clone]
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Reasons to Ban Cloning - Cloning is defined as the process of asexually producing a group of cells, all genetically identical, from a single ancestor (College Library, 2006).” Cloning should be banned all around the world for many reasons, including the risks to the thing that is being cloned, cloning reduces genetic differences and finally it is not ethical. Almost every clone has mysteriously died even before they are born. First of all, “Australia’s first cloned sheep appeared to be healthy and energetic the day she died, during the autopsy they could not find the cause (Castro, 2005).” There are many risks to cloning and you are seldom able to identify the cause of their death....   [tags: essays research papers] 591 words
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cloning - cloning Abstract As bioethics Leon R. Kass points out in his essay The Wisdom of Repugnance, those who defend human cloning regard themselves mainly as friends of freedom: the freedom of individuals to reproduce, the freedom of scientists and inventors to discover and devise and to foster ‘progress’ in genetic knowledge and technique." Kass goes on to stress that in fact, a "right to reproduce" has always been a peculiar and problematic notion. Rights generally belong to individuals, but this is a right which (before cloning) no one can exercise alone....   [tags: essays papers]
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Cloning - Cloning our society It is hard to say if cloning is an answer to a problem or just another problem for the human race. There have been books, movies, and even stories about mankind creating their own species of humans. A good example of what could happen if mankind learns to clone itself is Mary Shelly's' Frankenstein, a classic novel demonstrating what could happen when mankind takes the power of "God" in our own hands. Cloning is physically a new science but ethically is a century old debate....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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cloning - Cloning Imagine being a first year medical surgeon just out of the highest-ranking university in the nation. You are placed in the ER, in the Methodist Hospital building, as your days are spent saving people from the cruel realities that they are forced to live among. Day after day, you see handfuls of people coming in with a variety of gunshot, knife, and domestic violence wounds. Your troubles are easily compensated, however, by receiving over $200,000 a year, a brand new Mercedes, and a house upon the palisade shores....   [tags: essays research papers] 2468 words
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Morals and Ethics of Cloning - Morals and Ethics of Cloning Cloning is the process of taking cells from a donor, placing them in a culture dish where the nutrients are  minimal, so the cells stop dividing and switch their "active genes". The cells are then put next to an unfertilized egg. The nucleus is sucked out of the egg leaving an empty egg cell containing all the cellular machinery necessary to produce an embryo. An electric shock is used to fuse the egg and cell together. A second shock is then used to mimic the act of fertilization and help begin cell division....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1134 words
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Cloning - Cloning Cloning is the production of a group of genetically identical cells or organisms, all descended from a single individual. The members of a clone have precisely the same characteristics, except where mutation and environmentally caused developmental variation have occurred. The DNA is precisley the same and they are only differentiated by their experiences in which dictate their personality. There are some types of natural cloning that nature displays. Some animals have tremendous powers of Regeneration....   [tags: essays research papers] 1224 words
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Governmental Opposition of Cloning - Governmental Opposition of Cloning Human cloning is a prospect no longer left to the fantastic realm of science fiction novels; rather it is a modern possibility. In 1997, embryologists in Scotland cloned the first mammal, a sheep named Dolly. Shortly thereafter, scientists in the United States cloned a set of monkeys. These scientific advancements and the ethical dilemmas they pose quickly grabbed the attention of the President, Congress and the American public. In its desire to allay anxieties raised by human cloning, Congress proposed the Human Cloning Prohibition Act ( S....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Cloning - It all started back in the fifties when James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA (D’Souza NA). Ever since there has been talk of human and animal cloning. It all seemed out of reach and basically impossible, but in 1997 that all changed when a sheep, named Dolly, was the first ever mammal to be cloned. She was cloned for the purpose of curing disease and research on animal organs for human transplantation (Schaeffer 3). Now that scientists know that it is possible to clone literally anything with DNA, the world has become a rather scary place....   [tags: DNA ]
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Cloning, Pros and Cons - The young couple sat in the waiting room of the doctor's office with their heads hung low. They mumbled between themselves, wondering what the doctor would say at this visit. It is their ump-teenth check-up to try and figure out why they have not been able to conceive a child for the past 5 years. The woman wants with all of her heart to give birth to a child of her very own. They wondered if the doctor could do anything else to help them. Would the dream of having a baby of the couple's own blood vanish....   [tags: Chemistry] 2997 words
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Human Cloning is Immoral - Ever since the first child was successfully conceived and born in 1978 through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), the question on everybody's mind has been 'Just how far can we stretch the right to create and destroy human life?' In the 24 years since IVF's first success, a million IVF babies have been born worldwide and the technique has become an accepted therapy. Now, more than ever with progress in assisting in conception, there has been a great interest in cloning humans. Humans have been cloned, naturally of course....   [tags: Persuasive Essays, Argumentative Essay] 751 words
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Cloning - The Issue of Cloning & Bioengineering There have been many breakthroughs in bioengineering lately. In 1998, scientists at the Roslin Institute in Scotland, cloned the first ever mammal, a sheep named Dolly. Scientists can now isolate a gene, and put it into an animal of a completely different species. This opens up new windows in many of the world's industries, such as medicine and agriculture. In the paragraphs ahead, the processes, possible applications, and the consequences of the biotechnology industry will be covered....   [tags: essays research papers] 1203 words
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