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Should Cloning be Banned What ever happened to that magical word cloning that dazzled everyones mind This one word has produced pride anger and amazement all at one Pride basically because humans have finally mastered the idea of producing a complete replica of a mammal Anger because the idea of cloning a human has stirred up many moral arguments And amazement because just the idea of producing a human asexually is well amazing Cloning has stirred up many controversies and when it all boils down to it cloning is extremely beneficial to mankind Strictly speaking a clone refers to one or more offspring derived from a single ancestor whose genetic composition is identical to that of the ancestor Beddington No sex is involved in the production of clones and since sex is the normal means which new genetic material is produced clones have no choice but to be the exact duplicate and have the same genes as their parent There is no sperm introduced to add its genetic makeup Since our genes dictate what we look like how we behave and what we can and cannot do having identical genes ensures something more then similarity Beddington So it is easy to understand why the production of Dolly the sheep developed from an egg whose own genes were replaced by those from an adult cell was the first of this kind produced Dolly was a direct clone of the sheep her genetic mother who provided the cells The package of genes in the nucleus of that adult cell contained exactly the same amount and same makeup of genes as all the rest of her mothers so Dollys genetic makeup was identical to her mothers This was the first successful attempt to clone a mammal There are many ways in which human cloning is expected to benefit mankind Below explains ways it is expected to help people Because heart disease is the number
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