The future of cloning A presentation by tej singh

For 50 years scientists have been conducting experiments using animals. In 1979 researchers came up with the first genetically identical mice by splitting their embryos.

Researchers produced the first genetically identical mice by splitting mouse embryos in the test tube and then implanting the resulting embryos into the wombs of adult female mice.

Many years later Ian Wilmut, Keith Campbell and colleagues at the Roslin Institute genetically created a sheep named Dolly. Dolly was born on 5 July 1996 and had three mothers (one provided the egg, another the DNA and a third carried the cloned embryo to term).

Dolly and a few other animals are the only cloned organisms ever. Despite many theories human cloning has never been recorded or scientifically proven. The closest thing to human cloning is identical twins. Identical twins have nearly the same genetic makeup as each other, but they are genetically different from either parent.

Human cloning is possible already the only problem is the simple fact that people would abuse it and use it for destructive purposes. The idea of being able to clone humans makes the public nervous.

A few pros are the fact that cloning could revolutionize the way the world works. Most hospitals would be able to save many lives with the new ability to clone organs. The military would never run out of troops to send out to fight for our country. Economics wouldn't be the same after cloning.

Some cons to cloning are if there was a disease in something someone cloned that disease would spread. If an enemy of the U.S got control of the cloning machine then the cloning troops would be backfired and would work against us. Economics could be improved or completely destroyed.


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