Cloning Dolly the Sheep

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The Cloning of Dolly the Sheep 3
The Human Cloning 4
Process 5
Official Catholic Church Teaching7 Church says “No” to Human Cloning7 What Does the Bible say about Cloning?8
Response to the teaching of the Catholic Church9
Moral Judgment9

The Cloning of Dolly the Sheep
Focusing on the Case
A major scientific achievement was done at the Roslin Institute because the cloning of a sheep was successful. The sheep was named Dolly. Dolly, lived a pampered existence at the Roslin Institute. She mated and produced normal offspring in the normal way, showing that such cloned animals can reproduce. Born on 5 July 1996, she was euthanized on 14 February 2003,
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Tree genes work in bananas and frog genes work in rice. There is no limit in theory to the potential of genetic engineering. Disease could be prevented by detecting people/plants/animals that are genetically prone to certain hereditary diseases through genetic engineering. Animals and plants can be 'tailor made’ to show desirable characteristics. Genes could also be manipulated in trees. B. STUDIES Genetic engineering has been impossible until recent times due to the complex and microscopic nature of DNA and its component nucleotides. Through progressive studies, more and more in this area is being made possible.
Genetic engineering may be one of the greatest inventions in recent history along with the discovery of the atom and space flight, however, governments have produced legislation to control what sort of experiments are done involving genetic engineering. In the UK there are strict laws prohibiting any experiments involving the cloning of humans. However, over the years here are some of the experimental 'breakthroughs’ made possible by genetic engineering. * At the Roslin Institute in Scotland, scientists successfully cloned an exact copy of a sheep, named 'Dolly'. This was the first successful cloning of an animal, and most likely the first occurrence of two organisms being genetically identical. Note : Recently the sheep's health has deteriorated detrimentally * Scientists successfully manipulated the genetic sequence
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