Reproductive Cloning

Should cloning of animals and humans be allowed?

Backgroung information about cloning

  • The first dog was cloned in 2005 by Dr. Hwang Woo Suk and his team of scientists.
  • "A clone is an identical copy of a plant or animal, produced from the genetic material of a single organism"
  • Dr. Hwang Woo Suk is a scientist and has cloned 550 puppies since 2005
  • In 1997 was the first succesfull cloning of an adult mammal
  • When Dolly was born, the government made new laws about cloning.

These are 5 cloned puppies of a dog named Booger

Pros

  • Cloning of animals could save an endangered species
  • cloning can bring back extinct species like the woolly mammoth
  • You can get a loved one back from the dead
  • by cloning cells and sticking them back into bodies we can fight tumors and skin cancer
  • The university stated that since dogs and humans shared certain diseases, the clones “could be very valuable in finding technologies useful for curing human diseases”

Cons

  • If the experiment fails then it might result in abortions or deformed individuals.
  • The cloning process can cost alot of money
  • Creating a identical copy of somthing is a much more complex process.
  • the animals die at a very young age
  • Clones lack alot of things that they are supposed to have.

Final Thoughts

I think cloning should be allowed because if your child dies then you could clone them and get your child back. Also if your pet dies then you could clone them and get your pet back.

Bibliography

Balik, Rachel. "Five Clones Reunite Woman with Deceased Dog." Five Clones Reunite Woman with Deceased Dog. RNL Bio, 6 Aug. 2008. Web. 05 Dec. 2014.


"Cloning." Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection. Detroit: Gale, 2014. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 4 Dec. 2014


Dean, Josh. "For $100,000, You Can Clone Your Dog." Bloomberg Business Week. Bloomberg, 22 Oct. 2014. Web. 04 Dec. 2014.