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Bio for non- majors 13

Bio for non- majors 13 - cloned – 15 US states have laws...

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Reproductive cloning Cloning intended to produce adult mammals of a defined genotype Somatic cell nuclear transfer: First mammal ever cloned (1997) Cloning is still an experimental technique Usually, very few cloning attempts are successful Many cloned animals are lost in utero or shortly after birth Surrogate mothers carrying clone fetuses may face serious risks Health risks result from being created from an “aged” nucleus Newborn clones often have respiratory problems, circulatory problems, immune system problems, and premature aging Ethical concerns associated with cloning Cloning may take away an individuals right to a unique identity Cloning interferes with the natural order of life Cloning controversies Human cloning? Despite a few wild claims, there is no evidence that a human has ever been
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Unformatted text preview: cloned – 15 US states have laws prohibiting reproductive cloning • Cloning in conservation biology: can cloning be used to save endangered species? • 2009, failed attempt to clone the Pyrenean ibex, a type of mountain goat, that became extinct in 2000. • Cloning in the supermarket? – A 2002 report from the US National Academy of Sciences suggested that food from cloned animals is safe – In 2008 the FDA deemed food (meat and milk) from cloned animals safe – Whole Foods Market banned the sale of meat from cloned animals Key Points • Generating transgenic bacteria and other transgenic animals • Reproductive cloning through somatic cell nuclear transfer...
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