Dolly The Sheep Pros And Cons

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Dolly the sheep was literally created and birthed on the 5th of July in 1996. Embryologists Ian Wilmut and Keith Campbell became the first to create an animal from an adult body cell using nuclear transfer, a process used to take the genetic material of the individual being cloned and inserting it into an unfertilized egg. Following the unveiling of Dolly, the realization of cloning caused a mass debate that exists to this day. No longer is cloning a figment of our imagination that we correlate with the creation of the clone army in “Star Wars”, rather it is an issue that will continue to demand our insight in the future. Cloning is the creation of a genetically identical organism without any sexual means. A somatic or body cell sample is taken…show more content…
In reproductive cloning, the growing embryo is inserted into a female until birth. Therapeutic cloning results in the embryo being grown in a laboratory until it’s stem cells can be harvested. Procedures such as these only result in clashing viewpoints and opinions. Should human cloning be allowed? How would clones be treated if they were created? What will the social and political effects be if humans are created by humans? What policies should govern cloning? These are all questions the require consideration now as cloning is becoming an issue that will only require our attention exponentially more in the future. There are both positive and negative effects associated with human cloning; these effects, plus the beliefs of individuals, are what ultimately create different perspectives on the…show more content…
“Acting on the recommendation of the Sixth Committee, the [United Nation’s] assembly adopted the text by a vote of 84 in our to 34 against, with 37 abstentions” in effort to “adopt all measures necessary to prohibit all forms of human cloning inasmuch as they are incompatible with human dignity and the protection of human life” (General). Within our borders, the same is true. Most states have banned both reproductive and therapeutic cloning while others simple don’t allow public funding to be used for it. Currently no specific federal laws exist that directly state if cloning is legal or illegal; states are given the liberty to decide and provide legislation in their

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