Cloning : You Say Cloning Is Bad But Do You Know Why?

1333 words - 5 pages

You Say Cloning Is Bad. But Do You Know WHY? Despite the failure of cloning an adult mammal after numerous years of research, Ian Wilmut, an embryologist of the Roslin Institute near Edinburgh, Scotland, found a way to do the seemingly impossible. Wilmut and his colleagues took mammary-gland cells from an adult sheep and placed them in a solution that essentially starved them of nutrients and cause them to stop growing for a few days. Then, with a spark of electricity, they fused each mammary cell with an enucleated egg cell. The resulting cells were allowed to grow into embryos, which were then transplanted into surrogate mother ewes to complete their development. Nearly three hundreds attempts at this technique resulted in failure. Some eggs did not accept mammary cell nuclei, embryos that were produced died, and lambs that were born were abnormal and died. But one lamb, apparently healthy, survived the procedure: Dolly, who was born in July 1996 (Berry).On February 23rd, 1997, the success of producing a clone of an adult mammal was announced. The world was astounded by news of a new technological advance that shook the foundations of biology and philosophy. Dolly became a media sensation in seconds. She was the lead story on every television and radio broadcast and graced the front page of every newspaper around the world. However, Dolly per se did not seem to be the core of Dolly-issue. It was the idea that this technology could be applied to humans.Most people obviously have been panicking that human cloning is coming closer in hand. Worldwide anti-cloning movement started to begin. Many countries banned human cloning. Within hours of announcement of Dolly, eminent politicians and policy-makers lined up to jump on the anti-cloning bandwagon. President Clinton rushed to ban federal funding of cloning research and urged private biological firms to do the same. The British government duly rewarded Wimut with the withdrawal of all further funds for his research (CNN).Also, almost all religious groups found human cloning unacceptable. For example, members of some religious groups, particularly Evangelical Christianity and Roman Catholicism, believe that a soul enters the body at the instant of conception, and that the fertilized ovum is in fact a human person with full human rights (Wynn). Dividing that "baby" in half during an embryo cloning procedure would interfere with God's intent. It is also human experimentation on live persons. The many cloned zygotes that died after a few cell divisions would be lost human beings; their loss is considered as serious as the death of a newborn baby.All protestants against human cloning seem to have the same reasons: they think that human cloning is inhumane, inherently evil, and morally unjustifiable. However, banning human cloning based on these unanswerable moral dilemmas is nonsense.Some people believe that scientists will treat cloned humans as guinea pigs for their scientific purposes. This problem...

Find Another Essay On Cloning : You Say Cloning Is Bad But Do You Know Why?

Before You Say "I Do" Essay

1847 words - 7 pages If a person were in the market for a new car he would do research and find out which car had better gas mileage. He would study safety reports to determine which car would give him the most protection. He would compare interest rates and prices. Finally after conducting all of this research, he would go and purchase the car that he found to be best. It is too bad that we can't do research before we are married. What makes a marriage last? Are

say what you want (but dont say that)

1010 words - 5 pages right is denied to one side, however crackpot or on the fringe, it can just as easily be denied to another side. Once you say that something is blasphemous or offensive, you are on the quick slope to book burning and silencing opinions you do not agree with. I wish, dear blog reader, I was dealing in conjecture or hyperbole, but I’m not. I refer you to the following comment made by Chief Supt Mark Williams, Police Scotland Edinburgh divisional

Do You Really Know What Fear Is? by Harold Aguiar

928 words - 4 pages I believe that anyone who doesn’t have to face fear for his or her life is lucky. Do you know what fear is? It comes in so many different ways. The wake up call when you reach Kuwait and a Lieutenant Colonel is telling you that you are now in a war zone and get prepared to receive your rules of engagement. You are barely off an airplane that you have been in for about 20 hours or so and are still groggy, wondering why the hell are we

Do you see any ethical problems in the practice of cloning huming beings

698 words - 3 pages Do you ever wish you could see yourself for what you truly are? To be able to meet yourself, see how you act, see how communicate, or maybe simply just what type of person you are? Now think, what if you could actually do that? Science has now come to a revolutionary state in which we are able to clone organisms, but we aren’t advanced enough to clone humans yet. However, there is no question that we be able to clone humans one day, the only

You know

2357 words - 9 pages effect of reading the poem? Is it poignant, baffling, stirring, comic, arresting? What does it do for you? What effect might it have had on the reader for whom it was written- assuming you know who that was? Once you've done STRIVE, you should have identified the main features of the poetry. This is fine for an essay or presentation, when you're under time pressure to critique a piece you've never seen before, but, ultimately, there is much more to

TV is Bad for You

1420 words - 6 pages constantly be surrounded by any of those problems? For example, let’s say you just came home from a hard day of work, so why not flip the television on and not worry about any of those problems? Winn states that, “The television experience allows the participant to blot out the real world and enter into a pleasurable and passive mental state” (Winn 21). For some people in modern society life without a television is less than complete. Winn says

Cloning, Lets Do It

1937 words - 8 pages ; that cause cancer (Allen B2). Although scientists do not know exactly how cells differentiate into specific kinds of tissue, nor understand why cancerous cells lose their differentiation, cloning, at long last, could answer how to switch cells on and off, thus curing cancer. Cloning also has the power to cure infertility. Infertile men are made to feel like they are not "not holding up their part of the bargain," while women are made

Do You Know What's In Your Landfill?

1456 words - 6 pages hundreds of tons of toxic luquid into the soil but legal to dump tons of toxic glop into our landfills thus poisoning out earth. Toxic liquids or toxic glop, it is still toxic for the environment. Surprisingly millions of people do not realize that their local landfills produce some of the electricity that powers their cities, factories, and even the lamp in their living room. But these cities would not have this excellent source or energy if it

Cloning: What is the right thing to do?

1363 words - 5 pages Multiple Source Essay Cloning: What is the Right thing to do? Cloning offers many applications, especially in medicine, however, in spite of the many advantages, many people still consider the idea of human cloning, and the practice of cloning all together to be immoral. This opinion is rarely based on a careful analysis of facts, often only a spontaneous reaction. Cloning technology has potential for doing much good, research in human

What is RBGH or BST?: Not "Got Milk?", But Do You Want Milk?

2849 words - 11 pages The average consumer has been misled and not informed of the many conflicting viewpoints regarding bST and rBGH. What is bST and why is rBGH so controversial? Is milk still the same natural wholesome product you have always thought it to be? Are people trying to change nature's most perfect food into something genetically altered? Do you and the average American consumer know what you are consuming and the risks? These are some of the questions

Getting To Know You

644 words - 3 pages a person. She was married for 14 years and has 3 children. She has been going to the Jr. college part-time for about 25 years but recently made the move to the university because it’s too hard to find a job with a bachelor’s degree anymore. She aims to get a straight A’s. Her life goals are mostly for her kids; to see graduate from college, for them to afford to have families and to be the best they can be. Her own goal for herself is to

Similar Essays

Everything You Need To Know About Cloning

2085 words - 8 pages beginning phases of the embryo and then is transferred into the uterus of the substitute mother who will eventually give birth to the clone. Therapeutic cloning is the creation of human embryos for use in research. Therapeutic cloning is not the process of cloning people, but rather to gather stem cells which can be studied and help scientists treat diseases. In order to do therapeutic cloning the stem cells must be extracted from the blastocyst

How Do You Know? Essay

1057 words - 4 pages I walk down the school hallway or the streets, and see couples holding hands or giving each other kisses on the cheek. A sickened look captures my face as I walk by and hear those three words, “I Love you”. Then it dawns on me, do they really love each other? Do they understand what they are saying? If it isn’t love what do they have? Many people question the difference between love and lust, and if they are able to have both. In my opinion

Why Positive Thinking Is Bad For You

1148 words - 5 pages about themselves—and not just what they’ve accomplished or are able to accomplish, but on valuing and appreciating themselves purely for being themselves. She explains the benefits of this type of positivity by saying: What naturally follows from such self-love is an inherent drive to grow and succeed, and to have compassion for your struggles. You do what you can to soothe any emotional pain. While you might accept defeat in a particular area

Why Biking Is Bad For You

539 words - 2 pages little. You could possiably get into an accident because you were in a blind spot of a trucker.Everyone does not have the physical and mental ability to ride a bike. In mental ability, consider if someone who is mentally disabled or disturbed , they will not know right from wrong. In which case they could hurt themselves or someone else. In physical abilities, if someone is missing fingers on one hand they will not be able to squeeze the brakes