Essay on Cloning Benefits And Moral Concerns

1595 Words Mar 18th, 2016 7 Pages
Cloning Benefits and Moral Concerns “Cloning describes a number of different processes that can be used to produce genetically identical copies of a biological entity” (United States Natl. Human Genome Research Inst.). Scientists have cloned many biological things even animals in the pursuit of discovering benefits. Along the way, there have been those that have raised concerns about morality and ethics in cloning. Although cloning has many benefits, it’s still surrounded by moral concerns. An important part of understanding cloning is identifying the types of artificial cloning. The first type of cloning is gene cloning, a process by which scientists take DNA then identify the desired gene and copy it. The second type of cloning is reproductive cloning; this process involves growing a cloned embryo inside of a surrogate animal. The third type of cloning is Therapeutic cloning in which one of the goals is to produce stem cells that can be used for replacing diseased tissue and other medical benefits. The process of cloning is also very important. There are a couple of ways that scientists can create a clone, one of which is artificial embryo twinning and the other is somatic cell nuclear transfer. The first process to be discovered was artificial embryo twinning; this process is a lot like the natural way in which identical twins are made. When twins are naturally made the embryo is split in two early in its development. In nature, this happens when the embryo is still a…

Related Documents

Montantes e titulares | Share on Google+ | Constantine: Ciudad de los demonios The Movie (2018)