IntroductionThere are many issues and problems the world is having with the act of cloning. In many cases, the scientific world is still looking for factual evidence that some scientists have done what they say they have; there are many skeptics, and 100% true facts have not been produced as of yet. A huge moral issue is called into place with cloning as well. The question "should we clone animals or humans if we have the ability?" is asked, and there are groups on both sides of the issue.
One organization, Clonaid, has even claimed that they have cloned the first human babies.
Some religious groups are also against cloning, and do not want the scientists involved to continue their research.
However, cloning is used for a few reasons. There are three different types of cloning: embryo cloning, adult DNA cloning (reproductive cloning), and therapeutic cloning (biomedical cloning). The uses range from researching human and animal structures to creating organ transplants for the sick.
Cloning is one of the most controversial topics that new technology has aroused, and there are many reasons why there has been so much debate surrounding it and its proposed uses.
Cloning: Its uses, Controversy, and Potential BenefitsCloning, a term traditionally used by scientists to describe different processes for duplicating biological material, has provoked worldwide interest and concern because of its scientific and ethical implications. Cloning is also defined as the production of one or more individual plants or animals that are genetically identical to another plant or animal.
In 1996, cloning was first physically prototyped with the creation of the much-celebrated sheep "Dolly", using Adult DNA cloning. She was cloned using a cell taken from a healthy six-year-old sheep, and was born on July 5th 1996 at the Roslin Institute, Edinburgh, Scotland. Later...