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Title: A presentation involving human cloning and two positions regarding the use of scientific cloning on


1
Human Cloning
  • A presentation involving human cloning and two
    positions regarding the use of scientific cloning
    on humans for high school students
  • By Lauren Angeski

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2
Introduction
  • This presentation expands on my WebQuest
    assignment by taking one of the controversial
    issues assigned to students and providing
    information for and against it. Upon the
    completion of this presentation, all involved
    should have a deeper, more knowledgeable
    understanding of the topic of human cloning.

3
Objectives
  • Students will know what it means to be cloned and
    basic knowledge of how clones are made.
  • Students will know the major arguments on both
    sides of the issue and will be able to make an
    informed decision as to their own beliefs.
  • Students will then be able to debate the issue in
    teams based on their beliefs.

4
The Definition of Cloning
  • The standard definition of cloning in general
    terms is to make a copy of. If we apply this
    to the term human cloning, the result is to make
    a copy of a human. As you are all aware, humans
    dont come from copy machines, so how is a clone
    made?

5
Asexual Creation
  • Human beings are traditionally conceived from a
    female egg that is fertilized by male sperm.
    This is creation by sexual means.
  • Asexual creation occurs when the end result is
    derived from one single cell that is extracted
    from one living organism and deposited into
    another.
  • Therefore, a clone is a carbon copy of its
    originator in every scientific way possible.

6
Major Advantages to Cloning
  • There are two major arguments that proponents of
    cloning use to present their position
  • 1)Cloning allows infertile couples the chance to
    have a child that is more closely related to them
    than a child by adoption would be.
  • 2)Clones could be created using a healthy
    originator, which would eliminate the possibility
    of curable as well as incurable diseases in the
    clone. This, in turn, would slowly help
    eliminate these diseases all together.

7
Major Disadvantages of Cloning
  • There are two arguments opponents of cloning use
    to present their position
  • 1)A clone will be subject to emotional issues
    knowing that they will never be an original and
    will also be confused about their relationships
    with their originator.
  • 2)The risks involved with the abuse of the
    technology are high for human cloning. How far
    is too far, who is to be trusted with the
    technology, and for what reasons should cloning
    be permitted?

8
  • Additional Sources
  • Here are three sites on the web that offer more
    information on cloning
  • http//http//www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/nation
    /specials/science/cloning/index.html
  • http//www.globalchange.com/
  • http//www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome
    /elsi/cloning.shtml

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Current Policy/Legislation Regarding Cloning
  • The issue of human cloning has been a topic of
    formal debate since 1997, when the first cloned
    being was created. (See next slide)
  • The current status on cloning as a legal issue
    was decided in 2002, when the President deemed
    the cloning of humans illegal on the grounds of
    issues such as morality, scientific risks, and
    societal risks.
  • A moratorium was placed on the issue pending
    further research and experimentation on
    animals/plants.

10
Dolly the Sheep
  • Dolly the sheep made headlines in late February
    when she became the first cloned being that was
    successful. When she died a few months later, she
    also made headlines concerning the risk of an
    incredibly short life span for humans if cloning
    would be allowed to applied to them in the future.

11
Now, its Your turn to Debate
After hearing the basic information I provided to
you through this PP project, I want you to decide
which team you believe to side with and submit it
to me on a piece of paper. I will organize
groups and then you will begin research for a
debate between teams. (See me for the guidelines)
12
Reference Slide
  • Here are the sources that contributed to this
    final PowerPoint presentation (includes pictures
    and information)
  • Washington Post Online (http//www.washingtonpost
    .com/)
  • Human Genome Project Online (http//www.ornl.gov/)
  • Website concerning issues of global change
    (http//www.globalchange.com/)
  • A website concerning how things work
    (http//www.howstuffworks.com/)
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