We discuss the pros and cons of genetic engineering and cloning, and whether it should be legal. This is your opportunity to convince other people to support or oppose to human cloning.
Emily Sohn Jan 27, — With the way that cloning research is going, you might someday get your wish. The United States government recently decided that it's safe to drink milk and eat meat that comes from cloned animals.
The decision has inflamed arguments about human health, animal rights, and the difference between right and wrong. Clones, like identical twins, are exact genetic copies of each other. The difference is that twins turn up without scientists' being involved and are born at the same time.
Clones are created in the lab and can be born years apart. Already, scientists have cloned 11 kinds of animals, including sheep, cows, pigs, mice, and horses. Dolly the sheep was the first mammal to be cloned from the DNA of an adult.
Here she is with her first-born lamb, Bonnie. Roslin Institute, Edinburgh As researchers continue to refine their techniques and clone even more animals, some people are worried. So far, cloned animals haven't fared well, critics say.
Few cloning attempts are successful. The animals that do survive tend to die young. Cloning raises a variety of issues. Is it a good idea to let people clone a favorite pet?
What if cloning could revive the dinosaurs? What would happen if scientists ever figure out how to clone people?
Scientists who study cloning envision a limitless supply of disease-resistant livestock, record-setting racehorses, and animals of species that would otherwise have gone extinct.
The research is also helping scientists learn more about the basics of development. How cloning works To understand how cloning works, it helps to know how animals normally reproduce.
All animals, including people, have a set of structures in each cell called chromosomes. Genes are made of molecules known as DNA. DNA holds all the information necessary to keep cells and the body working. Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes. Cows have 30 pairs.
Other types of animals may have different numbers of pairs. When two animals mate, each offspring gets one set of chromosomes from its mother and one from its father.
The particular combination of genes that you happen to get determines a lot of things about you, such as the color of your eyes, whether you're allergic to pollen, and whether you're a boy or a girl.
Parents have no control over which genes they give to their kids.Human dignity involves also the special treatment to human beings as human beings and humans should not be treated any other way except to be treated as humans.
Cloning live humans require the artificial production of cloned human embryos that would be experimented on and if successful, would become the adult human clone. Human cloning is the creation of a human being whose genetic make-up is nearly identical 1 to that of a currently or previously existing individual.
Recent developments in animal cloning coupled with advances in human embryonic stem cell research have heightened the need for legislation on this issue. The issue at hand is should human cloning be allowed in a society that seeks immortality in the name of science.
I believe cloning is an evolutionary dead end and the use of cloning techniques to make ideal human would ultimately devalue life. Animal Cloning Debate A clone is a genetic copy of another living organism –animal, plant or human. Animal cloning is a widely discussed issue in our society today.
The question now is whether the Australian government should ban animal cloning. That a human clone might distort some people’s views of human relationships is a flawed argument, just as it was when arguments were first raised against IVF technology.
A cloned child could actually enhance the family relationship for otherwise childless couples. Read the passage below and answer the question that follows. The human cloning debate is absolutely pointless and potentially devastating.
So far, cloning experiments have 4/4(1).