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The Cloning War Moral or Immoral Outside the lab where the cloning had actually taken place most of us thought it could never happen Oh we would say that perhaps at some point in the distant future cloning might become feasible through the use of sophisticated biotechnologies far beyond those available to us now But what we really believed deep in our hearts was that this was one biological feat we could never master -Dr Lee M Silver 1997 With every revolution there must be conflict When the great thinkers of the past decided the earth was round or that the planets revolved around the sun their revolution caused excommunication When Americans rebelled against the mother country their revolution caused a war However if not for the great thinkers the revolutionists and the science explorers everyone would be sailing off the edge of the planet believing to be scientific fact that Earth was the center of the universe and America would be under steady oppression from Europe On February 23 1997 Doctor Ian Wilmut successfully cloned the worlds first mammal giving the world a harsh wake-up call to the state of its technology The implications of an effective somatic cell nuclear transfer in mammals are tremendous The use of cloning for research purposes could yield fixes for aging and heart problems new organs for patients in need of transplants increased reliability of plastic reconstructive and cosmetic surgery the extinction of Downs syndrome and Tay-Sachs disease and the cure for cancer Human The applications of the research of cell development are already witnessed in the invention of fabricated skin cartilage bone and ligament and tendons In fact cloning is only a result of many years of research In 1965 Dr Marshall R Urist of the University of California discovered that powdered bone when combined with the isolated bone morphogenetic proteins and DNA sequences would create new bone when placed in a bone fracture Tissue 47
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