Benefits Of Cloning

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Cloning Benefits and Moral Concerns “Cloning describes a number of different processes that can be used to produce genetically identical copies of a biological entity” (United States Natl. Human Genome Research Inst.). Scientists have cloned many biological things even animals in the pursuit of discovering benefits. Along the way, there have been those that have raised concerns about morality and ethics in cloning. Although cloning has many benefits, it’s still surrounded by moral concerns. An important part of understanding cloning is identifying the types of artificial cloning. The first type of cloning is gene cloning, a process by which scientists take DNA then identify the desired gene and copy it. The second type of cloning is reproductive …show more content…
We learn about diseases and the prevention of diseases from testing that is conducted on animals. This testing takes time which cloning can help reduce resulting in speedier discoveries in disease control. One of the most talked about medical uses in cloning is stem cells. Stem cells are used to repair tissue and possibly organs that have become diseased. The problem with stem cells is that foreign stem cells cause our body’s immune system to reject them. By using cloning scientist might be able to grow identical stem cells of diseased people. These stem cells could then be studied to identify treatments or cures for different …show more content…
One of the more popular myths is that cloning can bring species like dinosaurs back. Although this may be technically possible it would be next to impossible to find preserved DNA and a species close enough to a dinosaur that could be used as a surrogate. However, scientist’s can aid in saving animals that are endangered. The cloning process is much more successful when there are living cells to use. Scientists have actually saved some endangered species already. (United States. Food and Drug Administration, “Myths About Cloning”). It is also a myth to say all look identical when in fact they are not. Even though clones have the same genes their coats or skin will have variables in color or pigmentation. The myth that temperament is the same in clones is interesting because temperament is a learned behavior. The temperament of any living organism will be shaped by the sum of its experiences in life. An example of which would be if an animal were hurt during a rainstorm, the animal would then associate rain with pain and become afraid of the rain. There are some people that believe cloning can cure cattle of diseases. Part of the confusion with this myth is that cloning can be used to create animals that are resistant to disease. Over time and multiple generations of clones it may even be possible to create a herd of cattle that are resistant to disease. With the continuation of cloning, there is a myth that the babies of clones get

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