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Why was cloning developed.

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1. Cloning- 1. a cell, group of cells, or organism that descended from and genetically identical to a single common ancestor. 2. Clone- 1. To make multiple identical copies of (a DNA sequence). 2. To create or propagate (an organism) from a clone cell. 3. To reproduce or propagate asexually. 4. To produce a copy of; imitate closely. This is one of the many important issues that are faced by our generation. The cloning of the sheep Dolly was the start of what may to come to be an everyday event in this new millennium. The cloning of humans, designing your child, unlimited organs are two of the bothersome and exciting possibilities. Yet the question that is faced pertaining to the process is, "is this right or wrong?", Dr. Ian Wilmut worked with a Scottish team of scientists when they created the first ever clone, a sheep named Dolly, a fate which was considered by many to be a scientific impossibility. ...read more.


One of the most common misconceptions is that there could be a clone of Albert Einstein created. This is a misconception because those people who think this don't know that the current cloning techniques require live cells to create a clone. Even if an Einstein clone were to be created, environment and upbringing play a much larger role in shaping someone's emotions and outlook than their genetic makeup. There is no research that suggests that a clone of Einstein born today would grow into a world famous physicist. Quotes: "What people don't understand is that with cloning you're creating twins, and like identical twins that occur naturally, they are not necessarily identical in the sense of personality. If you cloned yourself, there's no guarantee that your clone would be just like you. In fact, there are a lot of reasons why your clone would probably be very different in some important ways." ...read more.


However, in a twin situation both twins are considered to have a soul. Quotes: "Personally, I believe that human cloning raises deep concerns, given our cherished concepts of faith and humanity." -Bill Clinton (President of the United States) Why was cloning developed? My point of view on the development of cloning was that it was developed for the better things that can be acquired through the process like the organ donations, I do not think that any sane person would try and develop this process for the single purpose of taking God's place as the creator. I think that the scientific community is morally responsible for cloning, because you don't just stumble onto a process so delicate and time consuming as cloning by accident a person would have to put very much time and effort into discovering such a process. I think that the scientific community is responsible for the works that take place while using the process of cloning, because they should have been thinking ahead of themselves and known what problems could come along with such a discovery. 1 ...read more.

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