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This paper introduces the topic of human cloning and outlines its history from the discovery that sheep with short legs could be bred, to the advanced technology and knowledge available today. It looks at different processes of cloning and the laws laid down to prevent human technology from advancing. It examines the rationale and ethics of those pro cloning with discussion of the scientific breakthroughs it can provide with skin for burn victims, brain cells for the brain damaged, spinal cord cells for quadriplegics and paraplegics etc. It also presents the other side of the argument, how human cloning and genetic manipulation intrude upon the profound nature of the inherently unknowable and represent the bottomless depths of human arrogance and irresponsibility.
From the Paper:"It was not until 1984 that a Danish scientist, Steen Willadsen, reported he had made a genetic copy of a lamb from early sheep embryo cells, a process now called "twinning." Other scientist eventually used his method to "twin" cattle, pigs, goats, rabbits and rhesus monkeys. He later joined Grenada Genetics to commercially clone cattle, and did this from differentiated cells. In other parts of the world, scientist began cloning a cow from embryo cells, and in 1990, the Human Genome Project began. Four years later, scientist Neal First produced genetic copies of calves from embryos. They grew to 120 cells, and in 1995, Ian Wilmut replicated Neal First's experiment with differentiated cells from sheep, but he put embryo cells into an inactive state before transferring their nuclei to sheep eggs. "
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Human Cloning (2003, April 17) Retrieved May 23, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/persuasive-essay/human-cloning-23674/
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