Extra Extra: Cloning!

EQ: After so many deaths, why do people still clone animals

Background Info

  • cloning is a process of creating an identical copy of an original
  • a mature embryo is put into a fertile egg
  • in order to make a clone you must transplant the nuclei from body cells into eggs that have had their nucleus removed
  • In reproductive cloning, researchers remove a mature somatic cell, such as a skin cell, from an animal that they would like to copy. They then transfer the DNA of the donor animal's somatic cell into an egg cell, or oocyte, that has had its own DNA-containing nucleus removed.
  • the egg is allowed to develop into an embryo in the test-tube and then is put into the womb of an adult female animal.

Pros & cons to cloning


  • organ replacement
  • genetic research
  • recovering from injury
  • receiving good traits
  • a good memory of an old beloved pet


  • lack of diversity
  • Killing
  • less life span ( because of organ transplants )
  • religious concerns
  • will stand out ( in a bad way )

Final Thoughts

There are many pros and cons to cloning yet we are talking about some forms of animal cruelty here. should we really continue to torture animals like we have been just for scientific reasons that aren't even going to advance the research by a long shot? i don't think we shouldn't. but in some instants we could.

Answer(s) to EQ

  • scientists want to advance the research that they will receive from the experiments
  • some people don't care who or what is effected in the process of their lab work
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Cloning has a 3% success rate


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