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Discuss the Benefits and Drawbacks of Cloning

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One World Essay Science has an enormous influence on our lives and the passed years of exploration in this field impacted all of us. From the moment your alarm clock rings, weather report, transportation and so on. These objects are all about the study of observation, experiment and discoveries of scientist which has shaped the modern technological world for us. The technologies changed everything and even touches the aspect on religion, ethics and morality. Viewing on the twenty-century, the huge breakthrough must be cloning and bioengineering. This breakthrough had been an interesting topic which involves millions of issues dealing with benefits, risks and views. Cloning is the creating of a genetically identical duplicate of the original, simply a copy of an individual. Scientist have been investigating this issue as early as 1930s and the understanding of the cloning world has grown rapidly by than and it developed massively in the 1990s. Scientist Ian Wilmut produced Dolly the sheep using nuclear transfer method after his ten years work. ...read more.

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Nevertheless, there are bad result and dangerous affects. Cloning animals or plants is a bad idea from the medical view. For example, Dolly the sheep died young and suffered from arthritis (painful of joints), also obesity and was euthanized after a progressive lung infection. That was actually what researchers and scientists have expected. So far, cloning has not been perfected and a clone doesn?t really has the exact same genetics of the original animal or plant. Although genes made the cloned looks like the original one, however other factors decided exactly how that cloned grow and live. Moreover, human twins which is naturally cloned and raised in the same family end up with different faces and personality. One may be more sporty or talented, another would be taller or skinner. Throughout the cloning history, many mammals have been cloned but the cloners are only a copy of another organism that has the exact same DNA as the original. Therefore, cloning isn?t that useful in society and natural cloning might result better than scientific cloning. ...read more.

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There is a word called ?eugenic? to recognize the science of improving a human population by controlled breeding. The Nazis has attempt this movement in order to make a ?better? society with less Jews. In fact, cloning is an even more greater eugenics because the dictatorship countries could hold a campaign of cloning and clone people who would construct the society of people they wished to have. Society by than would not be populated naturally and it would be a race between the countries of the world to gain the best group of genetics. Cloning have been a huge step in the twenty-century world. It has not only lead to a better life for human but also lead to human reflect on what human being or life means and the future community fortune. The technology of cloning is a great discovery, yet human cloning is not beneficial because there are still too many dangers and unknowns. If scientist would make use of cloning and bioengineering correctly on animals and plants, after all the society could be benefited and cloning may be a technique that we will rely on in the future. ...read more.

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