Animal Cloning

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Final Essay: Multiple Sources, Research Based Argumentative Essay
Animal Cloning: Beneficial to Humans
Today’s technology develops so quickly that many impossible things become true; the example is cloning technology. Cloning is a process used to create an exact copy of a mammal by using the complete genetic material of a regular body cell. Different from the common propagate, cloning needs only one cell and without sex. Cloning, as of recent years, has become a very controversial issue in society but cloning can have several positive effects for the well being of society. Many people in society believe that scientists should develop a clone human but many people and especially the government are against human cloning. Hundreds of
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Moreover, Ranchers will be able to breed animals that are more resistant to diseases, thereby improving the health of the herd and reduce the need for medical intervention. Animal cloning is also offers to reproduce extinct animals. For example, gelded horses, or have passed away animals, cloning offers the capability to produce a genetic twin. This new assisted reproductive technology can allow for the continuation of a genetic line that might otherwise not be possible. Cloning techniques is helping us to reproduce the strongest and healthiest animals. For example, In Southeast Asia, both banteng and gaur which are meat-type bovines, have been cloned in conservation efforts that are focused on increasing populations of species threatened by extinction. In China, researchers are preserving giant Panda cells in the event that their numbers are threatened by extinction.
Several farmers disagree with this method in risk of narrowing down the genetic gene pool. Many farmers go by the fundamental rules of selective breeding; one must maintain a high level of genetic variation, or there may be problems from inbreeding (Bruce). This raises questions of possible side effects of inbreeding. According to Jeffrey Rushen, who is a researcher at Dairy and Swine Research and Development, "...there remains no evidence to judge whether or not inbreeding leads to an increased


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