Cloning In Brave New World

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Have you ever read a novel that captured your interest to a point where you could not stop reading? Brave New World is a perfect example. “Brave New World is one of the most bewitching and insidious works of literature ever written”. Written in 1931 and published the following year, Aldous Huxley's Brave New World is a dystopian novel consumed with many broad ideas, and contemporary values. In it, the author questions the values of 1931 London, using satire and irony to portray a futuristic world in which many of the contemporary trends in British and American society have been taken to extremes. In this extremely satirical novelHuxley gives us a picture of what kind of life would be in the future. One example includes the fact that babies…show more content…
Cloning is the replication of an exact genetic copy of an organism by use of a cell from the donor organism. Cloning can be used in humans, human organs, or even animals. There are many advantages and disadvantages of cloning. Doctors can take healthy cells and tissue from a patient’s body and use them to make organs. With continued research in cloning procedures, scientists predict they will be able to find a cure for cancer by learning how to switch cells on and off. “Therapeutic cloning, in which embryos are cloned to harvest their stem cells but never grown into a baby, can turn into any part of cell in the body, and may hold the secret to cures for diseases.” Embryo cloning has been successfully carried out for years on many species of animals. Some limited experimentation has been done on human embryos. Adult DNA cloning has been used to clone a sheep, but was not tried on humans until December 1998. Cloning today has not yet been perfected. Dolly the sheep was the first healthy clone; it had 276 failures before it was successfully cloned. “Dr. Rawlins thought that humans would eventually be cloned, it’s a matter of technique and time, the genie is out of the bottle.” However in the Brave New World “Standard men and women; in uniform batches “are created in “The whole of a small factory staffed with the products of a single bokanovskified egg”. Why can’t we do this today? Well, many experts today know the technique of cloning and are perfecting it every year. Truly, Huxley’s Brave New World is far from today’s society, although scientists have the abilities to clone as in Brave New World. In the novel, it is said that they “…can make one ovary yield us over fifteen thousand adult individuals." The Brave New World has the ability to clone humans at an outstanding rate with every clone a success. With today’s technology, scientists have only made one successful clone, and that took several years. In

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