• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Human cloning - should it be banned?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Human Cloning - should it be banned? In this report, I shall look at the arguments 'for' and 'against' human cloning. To do this, I will explain the different types of cloning, including cloning in plants and I will be looking at different scientific experiments and case studies on cloning, such as dolly the sheep, and evaluating whether or not it contributes to the argument. I will also include my point of view where applicable. What is cloning? * Cloning is the creation of cells, organs or whole animals using DNA from a single 'parent' cell. * The clone is genetically identical to the 'parent'. "This enables huge numbers of identical plants to be produced, but they will all be susceptible in variation." * Different types of cloning: asexual cloning, commercial cloning of plants, therapeutic cloning, animal cloning, and human reproduction. DNA strand Cloning techniques in plants: * Some plants (like spider plants) can reproduce asexually. * Asexual reproduction is a type of reproduction which does not involve meiosis, or fertilization. ...read more.

Middle

This means that she might not have died at the age of 6, but at the average age of 11 or 12. This is even more likely because the Roslin Institute decided the sheep should be put down after she developed a progressive lung disease, which is common in older sheep, so her death may mean nothing at all. * Most people will still think she needed to be put down at this age because she was a clone which makes people see the negative side of cloning rather than the positive. * It took 277 attempts to create Dolly which cost a lot of money. * Many other animals including the cow, goat, mouse and cat, after Dolly, have been cloned, but many die before birth or are born with severe abnormalities. Human cloning * Because many animals are being born with abnormalities, and the huge expenses, people are becoming very sceptical of human cloning. * Human cloning can be done but it will take hundreds or even thousands of attempts and it will cost huge amounts of money. ...read more.

Conclusion

If cloning is banned, and someone is firm on having it done, they can go abroad to somewhere where it is legal and have it done, there as the woman who gave birth to Eve (the baby girl from above). Although I am not religious, I agree with some religious people who say that if God didn't want us to use this technology, why would he let us discover it and use it in the first place? I do, although, understand why people would disagree because of their religious views and other scientific evidence: such as abnormalities and the poor successes rates. I also admit that the clone can have a premature death or develop the same diseases that the 'donor' has (or will have) at the age of the DNA being taken, as Dolly did, which could cause suffering for the clone and those around it. I believe my evidence and sources have used scientific knowledge, as 6 of the 11 are from science websites/books and the rest are from BBC News which, because of the nature of the story, uses scientific terminology and explanations. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Variation and Inheritance section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Variation and Inheritance essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Evolution, what, and any evidence is there?

    4 star(s)

    claim, like the picture which shows you very simply the evidence it is using. This picture was from http://www.allposters.co.uk/gallery.asp?startat=/getposter.asp&APNum=838288&CID=A3D4F60942194999BCE75BE95CD51106&PPID=1&search=92266&f=c&FindID=92266&P=1&PP=3&sortby=PD&cname=DNA&SearchID= DNA Evidence ?Genetic similarities between species are also interpreted as DNA evidence for evolution. The fact that human and chimp DNA are more than 96% the same is taken to mean

  2. Marked by a teacher

    Biology - Cloning. In this case study I shall explain the divisive subject of ...

    3 star(s)

    [1] Stem cells can be used to grow and repair any body cells within the body or be used to make new organs for ill patients. Historical Content In 1996, scientists produced the first cloned mammal, Dolly the sheep. She was created from a single cell from an unnamed adult

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Cloning. Should it be banned? I will explain all the different types of cloning ...

    it differs from binary fission in that the two resulting cells are not of equal size. Budding is also seen in multi-cellular organisms, including hydras and sponges. When some cells split via budding it results in a 'mother' and 'daughter' cell.

  2. Peer reviewed

    Why is sexual reproduction so common in nature?

    5 star(s)

    The simulation model demonstrated that the moderate effects of parasites in combination with a reasonable mutation accumulation rate could more than balance the two fold cost of sex - but how exactly? In the short term, parasites effectively prevented the fixation of clones and thus the elimination of sex.

  1. This case study is about human clowning and should it banned or not. ...

    Therapeutic cloning represents the ideal in organ transplantation, as it would provide an unlimited source of organs to anyone who needs them. The need for these organs is dire." What people think? Is it morally wrong to clone? Animals- 66% say yes Humans- 89% say yes Are you willing to eat cloned products?

  2. Is cloning the way of the future

    This gives us ideas of how successful cloning will be, and how it has been produced in the past and possible ways it may be produced in the future. How are clones created? As in the page above you should now know that there are different types of cloning, natural and unnatural.

  1. Human cloning is most notably one of the most controversial issues in medical science.

    The embryo will be carried to term, and born normally. (Gibbs, 2003, 32-34). CANADIAN LAW Canadian law concerning reproductive cloning has been unclear. In 1989, the federal government created the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies and released its report in 1993.

  2. Selective Breeding

    * The students kept the chicken to make the test fair as it showed it wasn?t any conditions that affected the growth of the chickens as they were in the same place. * The meat chicken has been selectively bred to use its energy to creating body mass, while the layer is bred to use all its energy laying eggs.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work