The Mammoth Cometh By Nathaniel Rich Essay

1585 Words Mar 17th, 2016 7 Pages
Many Americans’ dreamt of flying cars that would captivate and set a path for the future. As we have entered the twenty-first century, cars that hover above us are no where to be found but in fictional stories. Fifty years ago, no one would have imagined that technology could excel past flying transportation. In the last few years, scientists have become intrigued by the idea of combining DNA in order to further our species medical technology. By researching this topic, we’ve stumbled on a creation called “chimeras” which are animals that carry human DNA, resulting in the growth of usable human organs. The article, “The Mammoth Cometh,” by Nathaniel Rich, discusses the use of these chimeric experiments to bring extinct animals back from the past. With the technology being developed, the chimeras created would be used to heal and save lives of those who are already alive. However, there are a few immoral obstacles that the project has to overcome in order to become a success. Animal conservationists are extremely against the use of animals for testing. I am curious how chimeras are created. I also want to investigate the essential “end goal” that the scientific community wishes to accomplish. Would creating chimeras be ethical and how would it benefit our world today? In the long run, experimenting with chimeras would achieve the ability to save lives by providing excess human organs on demand. Animal cruelty is a major topic of discussion when it comes to synthetic…

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