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In his 1930s futuristic novel Brave New World Aldous Huxley predicted a society where the human race was created in a laboratory and carried to term in incubators At the time it was regarded as being ludicrously impossible The idea of cloning in the eighties required multiple reproductions of specialized cells Even then the possibility of cloning was unachievable Recently scientists cloned a lamb simply by replicating the cell in the skin tissue It is now happening in all parts of the world Scotland England America and Australia As technology increases doubts and what-ifs turn into realities Three essays were examined concerning cloning endangered and extinct animals and the benefits and detriments of therapeutic cloning Matt Ridley from the article The Lure of Detinction claims there is finally a noble use for cloning To date he states it has only been promised to serve the human races vanity by producing doppelgangers and hypochondria by providing spare livers But with the announcement that cloning has been applied to vanished species to reverse their extinction it suddenly seems a rather higher calling 1-4 A Massachusettss company has taken the first steps by cloning a rare Indian wild ox embryo called a guar and implanting it into a cow Once successful the company plans to do the same for a recently extinct Spanish goat called a bucardo The possibilities are limited for the time being however as long-extinct creatures can not be included in the wish list due to inadequate knowledge of their molecular biology Even reptile bird and amphibian cloning are quite a ways off because they lay eggs However by allowing research to continue time will produce stunning results In addition to reviving extinct animals Great Britain is currently requesting permission to pursue what is called therapeutic cloning According to Mike Pezzella Prime Minister Tony Blair said he would introduce legislation to change the ban on human cloning passed in the 1990 Health Act to
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