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Title: Cloning

  • And its effects on the 21st century

What is cloning?
  • Cloning is any process natural or artificial
    which produces two or more cells or organisms
    that are genetically identical to one another
  • These cells or organisms we call clones

  • A clone is an organism that does not begin from
    sexual event, which is the fusion of genetic
    material from two beings. Instead a clone is
    formed asexually.
  • Clones start from either one, or a group of cells
    from a single organism.

There are two types of clones
  • Natural Clones
  • Any cells that produce asexually
  • Includes identical twins
  • Artificial Clones
  • Are formed when someone physically takes the DNA
    from one organism and transfers it to another
    organism, putting the DNA into the host cell. The
    host cell then divides forming the clone.

There are 3 different types of cloning
  1. Recombinant DNA Technology
  2. Reproductive Cloning
  3. Therapeutic Cloning

Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Also called DNA cloning, molecular cloning, and
    gene cloning
  • DNA cloning is the process of transferring DNA
    fragments from one organism to a self-replicating
    genetic element
  • The DNA is then put into the host cell of the
    genetic element

Reproductive Cloning
  • Is the process of generating a new mammal, where
    a scientist creates an exact copy of a previously
    existing mammals genes, making an exact replica
    of the first mammal.

Therapeutic Cloning
  • Also called embryo cloning
  • In therapeutic cloning scientists take embryos
    and use them in their research
  • The scientists use the embryos to produce the
    stem cells which they study to learn about human
    development and to help treat diseases

Theoretical Benefits of Cloning
  • Will teach us the process of mammalian
  • Would allow us to see what happens when stages of
    development are altered or removed completely
  • Also could help us learn what sexual beginning
    does for mammalian life

Practical Benefits of Cloning
  • Cloning would help greatly for medical reasons
  • -would help cure diseases
  • -could allow us to replace malfunctioning organs
    with a clone of that organ
  • -medicines and drug supplies would benefit
    because we would be able to clone more of the
    animals that produce certain proteins needed for
    medicines, resulting in more medicines available
    to people
  • -could help find a cure for cancer
  • Cloning more of the better animals allows us to
    have higher-quality, healthier meat and milk
    products from our animals
  • Revive endangered and extinct species

Human Cloning
  • Beneficial for
  • A couple who is infertile and wants to have a
  • Could replace a child or loved one who has died

Cloning currently is not allowed to be done on
humans, and it does not look like it will be
aloud anywhere in the near future. Reasons for
this is because cloning is not stable yet, there
has not been enough success in cloning and
because of the arguments about the ethics behind
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