People who have the money and the desire to bring back to life their beloved pets can now do so with this scientific breakthrough. The Cons of Cloning One of the main drawbacks of cloning is that if the original organism has genetic defects, these transfer to the clone as a copy of the original. For hundreds of years, men have tried to clone plants, with the sea urchin cloning attempt occurring in 1894 and some other events recorded, years before that. Food Safety Is Unknown The majority of the appealing benefits that would come from animal cloning have to do with food production. Cloning, from the term itself, is the process of reproducing organisms with identical genes from a single cell. Because identical twins are naturally occurring clones, some people believe cloning is a technological version of a natural process, an argument used to justify the ethics of human cloning which is a controversial issue to say the least.
Cloning technologies can prove to be extremely fruitful for producing astounding genetic researches. Large Offspring Syndrome is also found in the clones as a result of which, it might kill the clone and its mother at the same time. Cloning is the process of taking genetic material from one organism, and creating an identical copy of it by growing it artificially. In fact, I think there are a number of medical applications for cloning and stem cell technology that only stand to benefit humanity. All cloned animals have died early of diseases or genetic issues.
Cloned plants are used on a large scale to beautify the environment and the plants grown from cuttings are also clones because they are actually genetic copies of the original. Diversity loss eventually changes the species anyway. In 1885, Hans Dreisch became the first person to successfully perform a cloning experiment with a sea urchin. We already work on this through artificial natural selection. However, there are potential risks involved along with the benefits it offers. The advantages and disadvantages are determined by the ability of the process to meet the intended mission.
Our planet is adaptable, but we are discovering that ecosystems within the planet have less flexibility. Also, there are insufficient renal development, hernia and a few other conditions. Plant cloning is used to create hybrid strains of grains, fruit and vegetables, disease-resistant and high-yielding varieties that are reproduced exactly over and over. Other benefits include growing stem cells, cloning lab mice genetically engineered for the specific study, bringing back extinct species, reproducing a pet that died and cloning livestock for food. This takes the animals out of the equation. Devalues Human Lives The belief that a person only has one life to live has been ingrained into people since the beginning of humanity. The results on society would be unpredictable.
If done successfully on animals, scientists and mankind might be looking at a future where stem cells in humans can be cloned to produce identical stem cells for specific people for future use. For example, imagine what a corrupt dictator could do with cloning. However, the disadvantages of cloning are seen by many to far outweigh any benefits that might be seen. It can cause animals to suffer. The Disadvantages of Human Cloning 1. In a way cloning is done to 'reversetime e … lapsed'.
Because of the risk taking involved in cloning, it is a technology that many experts say may be better left alone, at least until it is better understood. Manipulating human genes will have unpredictable and unforeseen consequences that could change how we live. The copied material is known as the clone and has a similar genetic makeup as the original. Organ Harvesting Anyone who is in need of an organ transplant is placed on an excruciatingly long donor list. The injected egg is exposed to a mixture of chemicals and growth factors designed to activate it to divide. This process creates an identical plant from a piece of root or stem from the donor plant. Cloning and its Advantages Organ Replacement This form of cloning allows scientists to take a small amount of cells from an organ, and harvest an entirely new, functioning one.
This new scientific advancement has gained a lot of heat from people all over the world. Stem cells are used in curing a variety of diseases and in building and repairing body tissues. Is the world really ready for animal cloning? The Benefits of Growing Eminent Persons Very influential and historical people could possibly be recreated. For men, the same would be true regarding the egg requiring fertilization. The advantages and disadvantages of cloning humans have been discussed in great detail, and the arguments are ongoing.
The first clone, Dolly the sheep, born to a surrogate in 1996, was a genetic copy of a six-year old sheep. They fear that genetic manipulation of animals could lead to human cloning, which for many is only possible in movies or in a fantasy world. Pets add structure to our routines, keep us active, and can even help us overcome certain obstacles that may be holding us back. Animal Transgenesis and Cloning Animal Transgenesis and Cloning. It can be seen as animal cruelty. Children would still be in abusive situations.