Human Cloning Essay

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Jacob Medina Physical Anthropology Short Paper 1 Cloning The article that I chose was " Human Cloning", by Charles Q. Choi. The article was about the studies of scientific cloning of human beings, the progresses that have been made with human cloning, some problems with human cloning and some moral perspectives on human cloning. Scientists generate clones by replacing the nucleus of an egg cell with that from another individual. They have cloned human embryos, but none have grown past the early stage where they are solid balls of cells known as morulas.The article states that even with animal cloning that twenty five percent of cloned animals have overt problems and that attempting to clone a human would be so risky. The article describes that cloning a human is like sending a baby up into outer space with and fifty-fifty chance of the rocket ship blowing up. Some of the ethical issues described were; could a person be cloned without their knowledge or consent? Could the clone live longer then the actual person because the clone might learn from the original human? Also with the cloning will people be able such immense scientific power? Chapter three of our text described an unremarkable sheep that was born on July 5, 1996 named Dolly that was a clone of another sheep. Dolly was the first mammal ever cloned which raised many questions about the nature of cloning and the moral reasonings behind cloning. Just like in the article the book states that the nucleus of a somatic cell is carefully removed and saved, at the same time the nucleus of an egg is carefully removed and then the nucleus and the comatic cell are transferred to the oocyte. Animals like sheep, cows, rabbits, dogs, mice, cats and dogs have all been cloned but few ever make it into adulthood. he chances of a clone making it to adulthood are about one to five percent because many newborn

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