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Human Cloning

  1. 1. Human Cloning Jack Danaher Ms. Morgan Period 8
  2. 2. <ul><li>1. When there is just a recessive allele, that becomes the trait, but when a dominant allele becomes present it masks the recessive allele and becomes the main trait. 2. When 2 traits are co-dominant they mix together to make the offspring’s trait. 3. the 2 traits combine and which ever allele is the dominant allele has the higher probability of becoming the offspring’s trait. </li></ul>Basic Principles of Genetics
  3. 3. The Human Genome Project started in 1990 and scientists hoped to use it to identify all the human genes in the human DNA there goals were to, determine the sequences of all of the chemical base pairs that make up human DNA, store there information in data bases, improve the tools for data analysis, and transfer technologies to the private sector. The implication of science ethic regards to the human genome project is issues raised by the human genome can be grouped into two general categories: genetic engineering and genetic information. Their implication on legal regards to human genome is those concerning privacy. The senate is currently considering legislation that would lift a 1995 ban on federal funding of research on human embryonic stem cells. Human Genome Project
  4. 4. Genetic Disorder A genetic disorder is caused by mutations, or changes in a persons DNA. These are examples of a single gene disorder Albinism, Tay-Sachs disease, and Sickle-Cell anemia. Down Syndrome involves an extra chromosome. Down syndrome people usually look similar, are short in height, have round faces, and wonderful personalities. They often are faced with heart abnormalities personalities. A chromosome abnormality for a female is called Turner Syndrome. Turner Syndrome is when you have one X instead of two which a normal female would have. So the one less X makes the female look more like a male. For the male a chromosome abnormality is called Klinefelters Syndrome. When a male has Klinefelters Syndrome that is when a male has and extra X which makes the male look more like a female. A multifactorial disorder for example it can cause heart dieses and diabetes.
  5. 5. Creating a Human Clone
  6. 6. Argument 1 <ul><li>“ An English scientist Ian Wilmut and many others want “human cloning research banned. Cloning will offer few if any benefits to science, they argue, while requiring unacceptable ethical and medical risks. In the worst-case scenario, women carrying cloned fetuses could suffer miscarriages or give birth to severely malformed babies.” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Argument 2 <ul><li>Cloning would undermine our fundamental concept of humanness. For example, what would become of individuality in a world where another person could be copied not once but an infinite number of times, and why would anybody want to be copied even one time? There is one you and that’s you no one else can be you. And what would happen to the fundamental assumption that children ( human beings ) are created by the union of a man and a woman, by two parents? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Argument 3 <ul><li>When the first lady Nancy Reagan urged president Bush to reconsider his policies on so called therapeutic cloning and embryonic stem-cell research. But the president and others still think the research is grossly unethical because it destroys human embryos. They also fear that therapeutic cloning could lead to human cloning and even the creation of human clones as organ sources. Presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry opposes human cloning but has vowed to quadruple federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Argument 4 <ul><li>National Academies' report stated that the United States should ban human reproductive cloning because it considers only the scientific and medical aspects of this issue, also ethical concerns that pertain to human research. Based on experience with reproductive cloning in animals, the report states that human reproductive cloning would be dangerous for women, fetus, and newborn, and is most likely to fail. The study panel did not address the issue of whether human reproductive cloning, even if it were found to be medically safe, would be, or would not be acceptable to individuals or society. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>In conclusion I am against human cloning because we would loose </li></ul><ul><li>all individuality. </li></ul><ul><li>Cloning could put mothers at risk of having deformed babies. </li></ul><ul><li>It would be destroying human embryos. </li></ul><ul><li>It is not medically safe. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Works Cited <ul><li>&quot;The CQ Researcher Online.&quot; CQ Press Electronic Library . Web. 22 Mar. 2011. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>The CQ Researcher Online.&quot; CQ Press Electronic Library . Web. 22 Mar. 2011. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>The CQ Researcher Online.&quot; CQ Press Electronic Library . Web. 22 Mar. 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>The CQ Researcher Online.&quot; CQ Press Electronic Library . Web. 22 Mar. 2011. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Scientific and Medical Aspects of Human Reproductive Cloning.&quot; Under Construction . Web. 22 Mar. 2011. <>. </li></ul>