Essay about The Cloning Of Human Cloning

1344 Words Mar 21st, 2016 6 Pages
Scientific Overview: The Process of Cloning Used by Scientists
Dating back to the 1990s, the cloning of humans has been approached as a contentious topic. The successful cloning of Dolly the Sheep in 1996 sparked the question, are humans able to be successfully cloned through the process of somatic cell nuclear transfer? Evidently, people are quick to say “yes, because it worked on a sheep”, but in retrospect it took approximately 277 attempts to successfully clone Dolly the Sheep using the process of somatic cell nuclear transfer. Which leaves people wondering “Are scientists willing to go through such distress to clone humans as they did with a sheep?” The cloning of animals shows us what might happen if scientists try to clone humans. According to The University of Utah Health Sciences, “Cloning animals through somatic cell nuclear transfer is simply inefficient, The success rate ranges from 0.1 percent to 3 percent, which means that for every 1000 tries, only one to 30 clones are made” (University of Utah Health Sciences). Although the process of somatic cell nuclear transfer worked with Dolly the Sheep, given its inefficiency rate, it will not be beneficial for scientists to use this process for the cloning of humans.
In the 21st century human cloning has become a huge component of modern day society, it’s mainly being looked at as a way for human infertility problems to be solved through a process of somatic cell nuclear transfer. But is this process actually helping…

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