The Pros And Cons Of Cloning

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Cloning: Necessary or Evil
Eric Mensah
Hondros College
Professor Julia Brodt-Eppley
Bio 380
December 10, 2017

Biotechnology is defined as the application of technologies involving the use of living organisms for the development of products that benefit humans (Brooker, 2015). Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) also referred to as transgenic, are organisms that have received genetic material through recombinant DNA technology ( Brooker, 2015). The many benefits from transgenic organisms cannot be overemphasizes. Recombinant bacteria that make human insulin, livestock that produce human proteins in their milk, biological control of plant diseases, bioremediation Cleanup of environmental pollutants such as petroleum hydrocarbons and synthetics that are difficult to degrade are some of the examples. Biotechnology has also been useful in agriculture and has produced many transgenic plants that have traits that are useful to humans; such includes herbicide and pesticide resistance plants (Brooker, 2015).Nevertheless, many countries have laws and regulations that govern biotechnology. Such regulations impede the progress of science research especially, on commercialization of recombinant strains. In spite of such vigorous regulations, in 1982, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the sale of the first genetically engineered human insulin (Brooker, 2015). One

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