Synthesis Essay on Cloning

3564 Words Jun 19th, 2011 15 Pages
English Language and Composition
Reading Time: 15 minutes
Suggested Writing Time: 40 minutes

Directions: The following prompt is based on the accompanying eight sources. This question requires you to integrate a variety of sources into a coherent, well-written essay. Refer to the sources to support your position; avoid mere paraphrase or summary. Your argument should be central; the sources should support this argument. Remember to attribute both direct and indirect citations.
Introduction: Cloning hit the mainstream as a scientific debate when scientists cloned a lamb named Dolly in 1996. Cloning is a process that results in an identical genetic copy of a biological product such as cells, tissues, genes or entire entities. After
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Source B
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Blanton, Dana. “Poll: Send in the Clones” FOX News. February 15, 2002. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,45676,00 | | The following excerpt is a poll taken by fox news. They surveyed 900 Registered American Voters from February 12 to the 13th.As you may know, scientists have made advances in cloning, where they can reproduce a whole animal from a single cell. Do you think it is acceptable to use cloning to ... | Acceptable | Not acceptable | Don't know | Reintroduce extinct species? | 20 | 72 | 8 | Reproduce endangered species? | 29 | 64 | 7 | Reproduce livestock? | 23 | 71 | 6 | Reproduce a beloved pet such as a dog or cat? | 12 | 84 | 4 | Reproduce humans? | 7 | 89 | 4 |
(Asked of pet owners) If a company announced that a perfect copy of your pet could be made when the pet got old or died, would you order a copy or not? Yes | No | Not sure | 6 | 92 | 2 |
How likely do you think it is that somewhere in the world a human has already been secretly cloned? Very likely | Somewhat likely | Not very likely | Not at all likely | Not sure | 30 | 26 | 20 | 18 | 6 | |

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Source C
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Parisi, Mark. “Snows

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