Thesis Statement About Human Cloning
Chapter 4 reviews the panel’s understanding of relevant assisted reproductive technologies. Cloning Human Beings, Volume I: Report and Recommendations of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission.
Chapter 5 describes the plans of those who wish to clone humans and provides the current policy and regulatory context.
In biological terminology, clones are not replicas of each other, but contain identical genetic material.
The nuclear transplantation procedure is also used for a purpose distinctly different from cloning whole mammals.
is a word that is now commonly used in many contexts in the United States.
The Commission reached a consensus on this point because current scientific information indicates that this technique is not safe to use in humans at this point.Chapter 6 contains the panel’s findings and recommendations. “It’s a busy morning in the cloning laboratory of the big-city hospital. In nine months, the parents, who face the very likely prospect of losing the one daughter they have, could find themselves raising two of her–the second created expressively to keep the first alive” (Kluger p. This is just one of the many scenarios people are imagining after the successful cloning–manipulating a cell from an animal so that it grows into an exact duplicate of that animal–of the sheep, Dolly.Scientists clone DNA (“molecular cloning”) so that they have large quantities of identical copies of DNA for scientific experiments.Cloning of adult animals, known as reproductive cloning, has become relatively widespread since the report of the birth of Dolly the sheep in 1997; Dolly was the first clone of a mammal produced from an adult cell.
The National Academies provided the initiative and financial sponsorship for this study.