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Send in the Clones It is hard to say if cloning is an answer to a problem or just another problem for the human race There have been books movies and even stories about mankind creating their own species of humans A good example of what could happen if mankind learns to clone itself is Mary Shellys Frankenstein A classic novel demonstrating what could happen when mankind takes the power of God in our own hands Cloning is physically a new science but ethically is a century old debate A clone is a group of genetically identical cells that are borrowed from a single cell by asexual methods and used to create a new cell identical to the first ones Cloning happens everyday in the human body muscle creates more muscle the cells in the mouth and the walls of the large intestines are constantly dividing Besides for the human body plants also are able to procreate by asexual means also create plants that are identical to them The body cells of adult animals and humans can be routinely cloned in the laboratory Adults cells of various tissues such as muscle cells that are removed from the donor animal and maintained on a culture medium while receiving nutrients manage not only to survive but to go on dividing producing colonies of identical descendants By the 1950s scientists were able to clone frogs producing identical individuals that carry the genetic characteristics of only a single parent The technique used in the cloning of frogs consists of transplanting frog DNA contained in the nucleus of a body cell into an egg cell whose on genetic material has been removed The fused cells then begin to grow and divide just like a normal fertilized egg to form an embryo Britannica The process which was described on the previous page is the same way that human beings can be cloned The major misunderstanding is that all
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