Benefits And Disadvantages Of Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer Cloning

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Alchi, Karam. "Adult Cell Cloning." Cloning and Genetic Engineering. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 June 2016. This website tells of some of the advantages and disadvantages of somatic cell nuclear transfer cloning. Advantages would be you can make the optimal animal through cloning, where you can produce the best and healthiest offspring. Genetically engineered clones can be made by introducing human cells into them to produce proteins in their milk, which will give us “medical animals” that can essentially produce medicines. We could save animals from extinction or even bring them animals back from extinction. Infertile couples would be able to have a child. Clones could be used in clinical trials when testing drugs because the clones would have all the same attributes which would allow us to see how the independent variable affects the dependent variables clearly.
Disadvantages include that religious groups argue that cloning is unnatural and against God’s will. This method of cloning is very expensive and requires a lot of skill to do and the equipment required is expensive as well. The method is also difficult and inefficient because many of the clone attempts are unsuccessful. The greatest disadvantage of cloning is since all the clones would have identical genes a disease could potentially wipe out all the clones.
"Cloning Fact Sheet." Cloning Fact Sheet. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 June 2016.
This website goes into more facts with who, what, and how clones have been created. Clones…

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