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Cloning of Humans Right or Wrong By Mark Davis Is cloning humans morally and ethically wrong Are researchers taking many unnecessary risks with all the unknown affects it could bring to the human clone and the ethics of our society today The term clone refers to a group of organisms that are genetically identical Most such clones result from asexual reproduction a process in which a new organism develops from only one parent World Book Encyclopedia To give you a little history of cloning it began a long time ago the first actual living thing that was cloned was the tadpole in 1952 The next living thing to be cloned was a mouse in 1976 They were injected with human DNA so they could study diseases and cures for them The first mammal sheep and cows are cloned from embryonic cells They contain genetic materials from both parents because the embryos are sexually fertilized An experimental technique has been developed for cloning certain higher animals This process involves destroying the nucleus of an egg cell of the species to be cloned The nucleus is than removed from a body cell of an animal of the same species This donor nucleus is injected into the egg cell The egg with its new nucleus develops into an animal that has the same genetic makeup as the donor Andrews 33-34 If a number of eggs receive transplants from the same donor the resulting offspring form a clone This was the method used in the procedure to clone a sheep Andrews 22-23 All of these methods were to help the human race If they would clone human organs that would be expectable because they are helping the human race have a better and longer life Science Vogel The process of cloning mammals will have many different out
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