Should Cloning Be Beneficial?

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“Clones can happen naturally—identical twins are just one of many examples” (Cloning). Cloning has a lot of controversy surrounding it. Some people believe that it shouldn’t be used in science. There are also people out there that believe it is extraordinary and should be used on a daily basis. There are many benefits to cloning, but there are also many things most people don’t know about genetic cloning, such as how it works and that it occasionally happens naturally. I will be writing about how genetic cloning works, the risks involved, and how it can be beneficial. “Clones are organisms that are exact genetic copies. Every single bit of their DNA is identical” (Cloning). Clones can range anywhere from clones of whole organisms to clones of cells. “There are two ways to make an exact genetic copy of an organism in a lab: artificial embryo twinning and somatic cell nuclear transfer” (Cloning). Artificial embryo twinning is the “low-tech” way to create clones (Cloning). Artificial embryo twinning mimics the process in nature that creates identical twins (Cloning). In nature, twins in the first days after the egg and sperm join (Cloning). The embryo at this point is still made of a small number of unspecialized cells (Cloning). Identical twins are genetically identical because they are developed from the same fertilized egg after the embryo splits in half (Cloning). “Artificial embryo twinning uses the same approach, but it is carried out in a Petri dish instead of inside

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