Cloning In Brave New World Essay

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History of Cloning Cloning has been present in our world. Cloning is the only avenue of reproduction in the novel Brave New World. The scientists in Brave New World are able mass fertilize, mass produce, and mature eggs in an extreme short amount of time, by Bokanovsky’s process (Huxley 6). Bokanovsky’s process is fictional, but in the real world we have been able to clone. The first idea of cloning was in 1938 by Hans Spemann, called “fantastic experiment” (The Embryo Project Encyclopedia). He performed this cloning on a molecular level. He took one nucleus from one egg cell and replaced it with another nucleus from another cell; he hoped to grow an embryo. He discovered these embryotic cells could self-regulate to varying degrees. The experiment was ruled successful because the cell split into two-heads and 1 tail. These discoveries made the avenue for further cloning discoveries, and much more room to improve.
Fourteen years later, in 1952, Robert Briggs and Thomas King tried to clone a frog egg (History of Cloning). Their method was to collect
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Society itself is created by the Bokanovsky Process (Huxley 6). Bokanovsky somehow splits an egg so many times, and then uses a process called decanting to create 96 clones/twins. Scientists have not cloned humans, but with the advancements scientists make we can reach human cloning in our lifetime. The scientists in Brave New World do cloning on a much larger scale, compared to our scientists. The larger scale in Brave New World is due to their mass production and assembly line of decanting. The ending results are multiple genetically identical clones, which is the same in both cases. The decanting process in Brave New World is very similar to scientists putting the cells into a surrogate mother to be born. Though we are not advanced enough, the principle of cloning in both time periods are similar, but on much different

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