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Unformatted text preview: I t’s been roughly 15 years since the first clone was born into this world. The sheep named Dolly (July 5, 1996 – February 14, 2003) is the first mammal to be cloned, but she is not the last of her kind. She was cloned by Ian Wilmut, Keith Campbell and several colleagues at the Roslin Institute near Edinburgh in Scotland. These gentleman and their fellow colleagues are considered pioneers in cloning, they have shown the world that we can reproduce cells, recreate genes, duplicate DNA, and clone mammals, but should our society be allowed to clone mammals, recreate DNA, genes and cells? Is there any real benefit to cloning organs, genes, cells, other mammals, and even the human race? Is it ethically right for mankind to act as “God” and recreate animals and humans without the use of natural reproduction? When one discusses cloning, they must look at all sides of the arguments before they are able to come to a conclusion of whether or not cloning is beneficial to the world and all of its inhabitants.world and all of its inhabitants....
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- Spring '11
- Edinburgh, Ian Wilmut, Roslin Institute, different cloning techniques