The Cloning Debate On Cloning

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Eva Gaetz
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Kanchan Hulasare

The Cloning Debate

According to Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, the term “cloning” is defined as “a procedure for producing multiple copies of genetically identical organisms or cells or of individual genes.” Researchers have conducted several cloning experiments over the years, replicating tissues, organs, and even full organisms such as Dolly the Sheep in 1997. The history of cloning dates back to the early 1900’s when Hans Adolf Edward Dreisch studied the results of separating two-celled sea urchin embryos (“The History of Cloning”). The process has since evolved and become a process that is widely talked about amongst doctors, scientists and the general public. The process of cloning has been predicted to play a significant role in medical advancements in the near future. The main areas of which cloning could potentially affect are treatments for various diseases through organ replacement and infertility. As many topics in science, controversy exists regarding the subject of cloning in addition to its’ advantages and disadvantages.
One advantage of cloning is the ability to produce organs and tissues for diseases and medical conditions that require transplantation. The national waitlist for organ donation consists of more than one hundred thousand patients and increases by nearly four thousand patients a day (“Organ Donation and Transplantation”). The amount of donors is much less in comparison to the number of recipients. As of 2013,…

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