Backround of Cloning
- Cloning has been used for many years on both plants and animals.
- The first successful cloned animal from an adult was in 1996.(Ex: Dolly the sheep)
- Cloning is an extreme controversial topic. (Many debatable benefits and dangers)
- Cloning- Making a genetic copy of an organism by using cells from the same species.
- Scientists are believed to successfully clone a human in a few years.
- New organisms can be created to provide useful resources. (Ex: food, clothing,etc)
- Genetic research can advance. (Ex: Scientists can learn more about diseases/illnesses.)
- Extinct Species can be brought back to evaluate/compare to present day organisms.
- The economy can benefit by having the availability to trade bigger quantities.
- Entire species can be produced from a single cell.
- Cloning humans is illegal with many serious consequences.
- If cloning humans were to become legal, sources say it would only be available to those who are wealthy.
- It could take up to 100 pregnancies to perfect human cloning a well as other organisms.
- Successful cloned organisms have lasted short lives. (Ex: Dolly died at six)
- Cloned animals usually develop physically disabilities at a young age.(Ex: Dolly had arthritis, an adult physical disability, when she was young.)
Answer to Essential Question:
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