The Controversy Of Cloning And Cloning

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For what purpose animals such as frog, mouse or sheep need to be clone? To what extend these organisms are able to use for cloning? Some people may wonder whether cloned organisms exist or not after watching live action movies, animes or cartoons that consist of cloned characters. The answer for this question is yes, clones do exist. The term, cloning is a process of producing genetic identical living organism asexually using genetic material such as DNA. A cloned organism is likely to have the identical gene with the parents. There are several types of cloning such as therapeutic, reproductive and embryonic cloning. These steps are performed by expert scientist with the aid of modern technology. The first experiment on cloning was carried out in 1952 on a group of frogs and the experiment was a partial success. The frog cells were cloned into other living frogs but only one cell in every thousand frogs manages to developed normally, all of which were sterile. The remaining frogs that survived grew abnormally large sizes (Elmer-Dewitt, 1993). From the first experiment result, there is no 100 percent guarantee that cloned organism can develop as normally as the naturally born organism, so some people agree on cloning and some against it. This debate carries on from time to time and from year to year; until today the debate still goes on. In this essay, I will be arguing that cloning can be disadvantageous and harmful due to the shorten life of cloned organism and reduction of…

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