Human Cloning

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Over the course of several millenniums, species have faced extinction by the hand of humans and nature. However, in recent decades, scientists have wondered if it is possible to bring back species that have gone extinct through genetics. Using DNA and protein coding, scientists have progressed to an era where what people thought was lost forever may just be capable of returning to a modern world. The ancestral genetic resurrection is composed of controversy in ethics, technological dependence, and composition of genetic data. While technology proves that creating past organisms is highly possible, behavioral and essential factors will vary from the actual species and the replicated species. This information is crucial to expanding the capabilities …show more content…
The cloning process has already taken place with Dolly the sheep, meaning that scientists have already progressed towards a new direction within the field of genetics. What about the species that are proclaimed to be extinct? Scientists have found a way to bring back an extinct species of ibex briefly for approximately seven minutes, as “it was able to live with lacking capabilities for a short period of time” (Springer, 2008). There is also a widely-accepted method for resurrecting organisms, which is presented as a sequence of DNA being processed through other databases of similar coding on the same organisms used to call for similar strands of complementary bases. According to the figure in a study of genetic progression conducted by Berlin researchers showing a graphic that showed how DNA sequences can be synchronized with technology to create organisms as conducting parallelism in DNA segments is “a great tool for investigating rhodopsins” (Bickelmann, 2008) the organism being related in the description as being able to produce evolutionary results and evidence of cloning, allowing researchers to have control over the genetic data being used and the rate of data replication. By providing evidence that there is a possible way to replicate a species that has already died out, environmentalists and geneticists in similar fields can use analysis from these experiments to possible restore …show more content…
Ethical views on experiments observe the actions of scientists as being immoral and cruel. For example, people have perceived the use of the “Jesus gene” as a way to exploit an uncontrollable genetic disease that is used by scientists to further improve their methods of synthesizing proteins with DNA sequences, as they claim “...scientists have negated the effects of Alu synthesis on species.” (Yong, 2009) supporting their conclusions by saying that scientific testing has neglected proper care of organisms when synthesizing segments of DNA. Activists for the rights of animals may attack the motives of scientists by using psychology and physiology to disprove the comfort and consciousness of animals made by scientists by saying that they are “unnatural”, a common assumption made by people against ancestral genetic resurrection. To accompany this information, religious figures have claimed that compiling species from older organisms is known to be “...unethical in an attempt to manipulate the environment to progress personal intentions” (Yong, 2009) in contrast to what is expected in various religions like Christianity that venerate the existence of a respected entity within the environment. Disrespecting religious beliefs create controversy leading to doubts of acceptance of methods used by scientists to use genetics to arrange synthetic species, which causes limitations of

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