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This paper presents a detailed exploration of genetically cloned food sources. The writer focuses on genetically cloned cattle, and other animals that will be used for food. It begins by explaining the facts about cloning and how animals are cloned, as well as the history behind the process. The paper then explains the concerns regarding cloning animals, that are still being debated.
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From the Paper:"While cloning of animals for food purposes sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, to many, the actual facts of the process are much less daunting. The animal that is cloned will have the exact same genetic-DNA copy as the donor animal has."
"It is done through a process called somatic cell nuclear transfer. During this process genes from the donor animal are removed and then inserted into an egg cell that has already had its nucleus removed. After the lab handles some housekeeping steps to insure egg viability the egg is then placed into a surrogate birthing animal (Temple pp).
It is not completely unlike invitro fertilization with a few exceptions about the way the egg is fertilized."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Bren, Linda (2007). "Animal cloning and food safety." FDA Consumer
- Temple, James (2007). "Cloning creates controversy: Genetic copying in animal breeding can eliminate disease and abnormalities, but questions about food and milk safety remain." Contra Costa Times
- Wilson, Ike (2007). "Genetically modified food still open to debate." Frederick News-Post (Frederick, MD)
Cite this Term Paper:
Genetic Cloning (2007, October 29) Retrieved June 30, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/genetic-cloning-99059/
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