Cloning

Should it be legal?

Cloning Backround

When you think of cloning you think of a device that you step into and it clones you immediately, you're wrong. When You clone something you take the nucleus out of a cell from the organism you want to clone. You then take the nucleus out of a female egg, place the nucleus from the organism and put it into the female egg and place it into a surrogate mother. The clone usually looks identical to the original but sometimes the genes get messed up during the process and the clone doesn't always look the same. When you think about it, humans have been cloning plants for a while. All we do is cut off a leaf of a plant and then plant the leaf in the ground. Cloning can occur naturally, instead of calling the two people "pairs of clones" we call them twins. The difference between natural birth and cloning is that in natural birth there are two sets of chromosomes in the process of creation and in cloning there is only one set of chromosomes in creating the clone.

Dolly The Sheep: The first cloned animal

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CC & Rainbow: the first cloned cat/ domestic animal

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Cons of Cloning

  • the cloning success rate falls into 0.1 percent to 3 percent
  • clones can experience Large Offspring Syndrome (LOS) when they are born
  • clones without LOS can still have problems later in life
  • Cloned animals immune systems could fail
  • produced clones have had developmental delays & heart defects

Pros of Cloning

  • Cloning could help with medicines
  • Cloning can create identical stem cells for people
  • Reviving Endangered or Extinct Species with cloning
  • cloning deceased pets
  • cloning good cattle and pigs for higher quality milk and meat

EQ: should cloning be legal?

actually I think that cloning should be legal, although some guidelines should be created for cloning. When you adopt a child you go through lots of papers and a test to see if you can adopt or not. I think that this process should be used to see if you can have a clone. Obviously this cloning business is not going to be cheap, so for every nucleus from each cell and egg should cost somewhere in the hundreds range. Because cloning shouldn't just be for rich people, and scientists need to make a living somehow. The cloning process is very difficult and involves very steady work. Therefore the scientists that clone should need to study cloning and be certified to clone. Since we cant just have millions of one person walking around, there should be a limit of two human clones per person but they would be allowed clone there pet three to five times. Cloning is very dangerous but over time we can perfect it and in honer of some people we could clone them to make their work better, for example we could clone a very well trained fighter for war reasons so we could take down anyone. Even though it does have its down sides think of how many people would be happy to see their deceased pet again, and that is how and why cloning can and should be legal.

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