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Cloning Case

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The advancement in today's science has not only been an advantage to mankind, but also possibly a disadvantage to the purity of our genetic makeup. As we decode and study blue prints of living organisms, scientists have yet to discover how to clone living organism and dead one in the sense of "play God". It has yet become a great mystery how we could possibly experiment on a cell in a lab and watch it multiply before our eyes into a living breathing organism. This has always been a great mystery of Mother Nature, but now with the progressive advancement intodays technology we are able to develop a glimpse into a small portion of a great picture.

July 5, 1996 "Dolly the sheep—the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell—is born at the Roslin Institute in Scotland."(Successful cloning of a mammal). Its not a surprise that this amazing project let everyone at their toes wondering if the same possibility of cloning could be used to clone human beings putting aside ethical challenges of course. If possible, the cloning of tissue could change and save lives and bring us a step deeper into cloning humans.

Amazingly, 17 years since Dolly scientist applied the same technique to not generate human clones but to produce lives of embryonic stem cells. Which could develop into muscle nerve or other cells that make up the body's tissue. (Cloning human steam cells).

There is a great belief that possibly in the following generations we may come closer and closer to the simple reconstruction of a needed organ, body part, and even living human. It just looks like a great journey yet to be discovered at this point.

Jack Horner, a paleontologist at the Montana state university, had this to comment on the recreation of DNA in terms of cloning:

"We are a long, long way from being able to reconstruct the DNA of extinct


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