Monday, March 9, 2020

Position on Cloning essays

Position on Cloning essays According to the American Heritage Dictionary, cloning is to make multiple identical copies of a DNA sequence, to reproduce or propagate asexually. A clone is a group of genetically identical cells descended from a single common ancestor, such as a bacterial colony whose members arose from a single original cell as a result of binary fission. The process of cloning has challenged every mind in the world. Is it right to make a human being from the cells of another? In this paper I plan to discuss the ethical, moral, religious, and humorous views on cloning. I was a little confused on how a clone is made, so I will also discuss that. Are we playing God by believing that we have the right to manipulate nature in such a manner that we are actually bringing new lives into the world? At the conclusion of my paper I hope that you will be able to make an educated decision about your views on cloning. It all started when Ian made a lamb. Ian Wilmut removed an udder cell from a 6-year-old Finn Dorset ewe and reproduced the cell within the means of the law. He placed one of the resulting udder cells in a bath of chemicals, forcing it into suspended animation. This step ensured that the cells deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) would keep working after the transplant. An immature egg cell was removed from a second sheep, this one a Scottish blackface ewe. A needle was used to take out the eggs nucleus, where DNA is stored. The egg cell and the udder cell were placed next to each other and then given a jolt of electricity, causing them to fuse. The electricity also prompted the fused cell to start dividing, forming an embryo. After six days, the embryo was transferred to the womb of yet another Scottish blackface ewe. Five months later, in July 1996, a Finn Dorset named Dolly, undoubtedly now the worlds best-known sheep, was born. (Herbert, Wray et al) The recent successful cloning of an adult sheep,...

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