Cloning, the thing of the future or the start of a new generation? Speaks of what it is and what it so good about it.

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Cloning, is it the thing of the future? Or is it a start of a new generation? To

some, cloning could give back a life. A life of fun, happiness, and freedom. For others it

could mean destruction, evil, or power. Throughout this paper, you the reader, should get

a better concept of cloning, it's ethics, the pro's and con's, and the concerns it has brought

up. You will hear the good of what cloning can do and the bad that comes with the good.

Most of the information you will read about in this paper is what might become of the

future. Even though the cloning of humans can not be accomplished. When it is the

possibilities are endless.

What is cloning? How did it get started? Well, it is like this. A clone is a genetic

copy or a replica of an living organism. But, when you gear cloning doesn't a Si-Fi movie

come to mind.

Like when they take a nucleus, place it in a egg, put the egg in a incubator,

and when it hatches it's an exact replica of the original being (Lawren). Though this has

been done with frogs it has not yet been accomplished with mammals (Lawren). Another

way to make a clone, as they do in the cattle buisness, is to split the cells of a early multi-

celled embryo which will form two new embryos (Lawren).

For it to get started into practice it took more than fifty years of questioning and

testing. The first successful cloning experiment involved a leopard frog. It took place in,

1952 with group of scientist from the Institute for Cancer Research in Philadelphia

(Lawren). To clone the frog they used an embryonic frog cell nucleus(Margery). 1962,

John Gurdon of Cambridge University cloned a toad that...