Cloning<br />The process of making a copy of something.<br />Making an identical copy of the DNA of an organism.<br />
Where do you stand?<br />How much do you really know?<br />
The pros:<br />Vital organs can be cloned= decreased waiting time, less rejection, no need for family members to donate<br />
Alternate solution to infertility problems<br />
May make it possible to reproduce certain traits (bucking stock, milk production, longhorns, beef yield, etc.)<br />
A tool for combating certain genetic diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s<br />
Replicate research animals so genetic ‘twins’ can be used in studies (a valuable research tool)<br />
Genetically alter <br />plants and animals to increase production, flowering, keep trees from going extinct etc. <br />
Cloning endangered species may prevent them from becoming extinct or bring back extinct species<br />
Cloning happens frequently in nature (i.e. asexual reproduction and the development of twins from a single fertilized egg)...
The cons:<br />Hampers our genetic diversity and therefore may weaken out ability to adapt<br />
Makes the reproduction of undesirable traits a probability<br />
Technical and economic barriers.  <br />Are the cloned organs cost effective?<br />Will cloning fit our ethical and moral ...
Very few organisms have been successfully cloned compared to the number of attempts and those that have been have had many...
There is no way of predicting what the intelligence level and capabilities of a human clone would be.  What are the psycho...
We also have no way to know the exact outcome from a normally conceived embryo either<br />
Animals that have been cloned:<br />Dolly<br />Tadpoles<br />Carp<br />Mice<br />Sheep<br />Rhesus Monkey<br />Gaur<br />C...
For your consideration:<br />The FDA stated that food from cloned animals is safe to eat and does not require special labe...
Where do you stand?<br />
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Cloning

  1. 1. Cloning<br />The process of making a copy of something.<br />Making an identical copy of the DNA of an organism.<br />
  2. 2. Where do you stand?<br />How much do you really know?<br />
  3. 3. The pros:<br />Vital organs can be cloned= decreased waiting time, less rejection, no need for family members to donate<br />
  4. 4. Alternate solution to infertility problems<br />
  5. 5. May make it possible to reproduce certain traits (bucking stock, milk production, longhorns, beef yield, etc.)<br />
  6. 6. A tool for combating certain genetic diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s<br />
  7. 7. Replicate research animals so genetic ‘twins’ can be used in studies (a valuable research tool)<br />
  8. 8. Genetically alter <br />plants and animals to increase production, flowering, keep trees from going extinct etc. <br />
  9. 9. Cloning endangered species may prevent them from becoming extinct or bring back extinct species<br />
  10. 10. Cloning happens frequently in nature (i.e. asexual reproduction and the development of twins from a single fertilized egg)<br />
  11. 11. The cons:<br />Hampers our genetic diversity and therefore may weaken out ability to adapt<br />
  12. 12. Makes the reproduction of undesirable traits a probability<br />
  13. 13. Technical and economic barriers. <br />Are the cloned organs cost effective?<br />Will cloning fit our ethical and moral principles?<br />Why clone people with our overpopulation problems and food shortages?<br />
  14. 14. Very few organisms have been successfully cloned compared to the number of attempts and those that have been have had many health problems and none have lived out a normal life span.<br />
  15. 15. There is no way of predicting what the intelligence level and capabilities of a human clone would be. What are the psychological and societal implications for it as an individual? What kind of life would it have?<br />But . . . <br />
  16. 16. We also have no way to know the exact outcome from a normally conceived embryo either<br />
  17. 17. Animals that have been cloned:<br />Dolly<br />Tadpoles<br />Carp<br />Mice<br />Sheep<br />Rhesus Monkey<br />Gaur<br />Cattle<br />Cat<br />Mule<br />Horse<br />Water Buffalo<br />Camel<br />
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  19. 19. For your consideration:<br />The FDA stated that food from cloned animals is safe to eat and does not require special labeling<br />
  20. 20. Where do you stand?<br />

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