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Cloning What Is It?
Cloning is the creation of an organism that is an exact genetic copy of another. This means every single bit of the DNA is the same between the two!
You might not believe it, but there are human clones among us in society right now. But they weren't made in a lab: They're identical twins.
Is it Ethical?
Ethical, legal and social issues.
There are several types of issues to consider as we think about cloning.
Ethical issues are those that ask us to consider the potential moral outcomes of cloning technologies.
Legal issues require researchers and the public to help policymakers decide whether and how cloning technologies should be regulated by the government.
Social issues involve the impact of cloning technologies on society as a whole.
Dolly The Sheep - 5 July 1996 – 14 February 2003
Types of Cloning
There are three different types of artificial cloning: gene cloning, reproductive cloning and therapeutic cloning.
Gene cloning produces copies of genes or segments of DNA. Reproductive cloning produces copies of whole animals. Therapeutic cloning produces embryonic stem cells for experiments aimed at creating tissues to replace injured or diseased tissues.
Gene cloning, also known as DNA cloning, is a very different process from reproductive and therapeutic cloning. Reproductive and therapeutic cloning share many of the same techniques, but are done for different purposes.