by Jared and Liam
- 1951 was when scientists and researchers finally created the first successful clone.
- Cloning technology is developed by researchers and scientists in creating genetically identical molecules, cells, plants or animals.
- There are 2 types of cloning; molecular (gene) cloning and animal cloning. Cloning and cell research has been done at Harvard and later at the University of Wisconsin and Kyoto University of Japan.
- Animal cloning is making an exact genetic copy of an organism like a sheep or mouse by embryo splitting or S.C.N.T. (somatic cell nuclear transfer). Animal cloning is used to create the best, strongest, and healthiest animals for farmers. It can also be used to protect endangered animals by storing their cells.
- Cloning also helps in studying genetic diseases as well as studying ages and cancer.
Our experiences have told us that, with a little work, we humans can clone just about anything we want, from frogs to sheep—and probably even ourselves. So we can clone things. But why would we want to? Below are some of the ways in which cloning might be useful.