Genetic Cloning

Cloning is the process of making genetic copy of an organism. It has mixed reviews as some people believe it violates human rights issues.

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Genetic Cloning

Is cloning wise or ethical?

Genetic engineering is a new field of study that has impact in our society but with divided opinion in orthodoxies and liberal outlook.

Ethical practices in genetic engineering differ from moral ethics and are polar extremes in their own wisdom.

The rational aspect views the practical applications in future with increase in demand and depletion of resources finds wisdom in plant cloning & animals for food. The need to preserve extinct genera is both wise and ethical.

It is the moral wisdom that rejects cloning as unethical but that is a view of the minority who still languish in orthodoxies in a world of science.

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What are the economic disadvantages of cloning plants in tissue culture?

i am not good at science but i think this could be one of them : the are expensive

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Is test tube cloning accepted by our society?

Excellent question. Clinton abolished any scientific research regarding cloning and Bush followed suit. However, parts of Europe are still doing some tests in this area. Members of the UN are gearing up to debate highly the banning of human cloning. The guise is really to hide behind medical research (more organs available such as hearts, kidneys for those who need them) but this is a highly dangerous area to get into. 125 scientific and patient organizations from around the world have signed and presented a letter to the UN. One country of the UN, Costa Rica is backed by nearly 60 countries, including the U.S., for comprehensive banning on cloning. This includes both reproductive cloning to make babies, and the creaton of human embryos for use in medical research. Don't sit back and relax because cloning does go on under secrecy, so who knows what governments are involved. The other group of countries, led by Belgium, and backed by over 20 countries, wants a ban on reproductive cloning only. They argue for the right of stem cells grown from cloned embryos might lead to cures for countless diseases. Span has switched away from supporting a blanket ban because of its change from a conservative to a socialist gov't., after elections in March 2004. Britain funds and supports therapeutic cloning. It may come to a point that each country could quite possibly decide if their country should agree or disagree to cloning. ARGUMENTS USED AGAINST AND IN DEFENSE OF HUMAN CLONING: AGAINST: Cloning might lead to the creation of genetically engineered groups of people for specific purposes, such as warfare or slavery. Cloning might lead to an attempt to improve the human race according to an arbitrary standard. Cloning could result in the introduction of additional defects in the human gene pool. Cloning is unsafe. There are too many unknown factors that could adversely affect the offspring. A close might have a dimished sense of individuality. A clone might have fewer rights than other people. Doctors might use clones as sources of organs for organ transplants Cloning is at odds with the traditional concept of family. Cloning is against God's will. Some aspects of human life should ge off limits to science. IN DEFENSE OF: Cloning would enable infertile couples to have children of their own. Cloning would give couples who are at risk of producing a child with a genetic defect the chance to produce a healthy child. Cloning could shed light on how genes work and lead to the discovery of new treatments for genetic diseases. A ban on cloning may be unconstitutional. It would deprive people of the right to reporduce and restrict the freedom of scientists. A clone would not really bea duplicate, because environmental factors would mold him or her into a unique individual. A clone would have as much of a sense of individuality as do twins. A clone would have the same rights as do all other people. Cloning is comparable in safety to a number of other medical procedures. Objections to cloning are similar to objections raised against previous scientific achievements, for example, heart transplants and test-tube babies, that later came to be widely accepted. As you can see Naruto, this is a complex issue. While many lives could be saved through more heart, liver, kidney transplants by cloning, in the wrong hands, armies could be created, and think of this: What if Hitler or Hussein could be cloned! Humans should be careful what they wish for. The one point that seems to be missing from all of these arguments, on either side of the question, is the acknowledgment that efforts to clone human beings are going to continue, whether under governmental aegis or not. So perhaps the real question should be whether governments should remain engaged in order to control or guide the process, or whether they should simply ban cloning and leave it up to the non-participating governments or even underground laboratories? No we do not need to, we just want to. Cloning technology holds the key to solving a lot of the world's problems that might not otherwise be fixable. If you want a cure in the near future for lots of diseases like Parkinsons, cancer, etc, then yes we really need to study cloning.

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You want to get mcqs of sindh intermediat book biology chapter support and movement in human?

Yes

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What are the disadvantages of human cloning?

Because of human cloning, people won't be as unique. why?? because the clone might appear exactly like the original human. it is also very expensive and crimes are most likely to happen with all the cloned humans

exactly.

Also, there are major risks of birth defects. (like 95% or something)

Apart from this,cloning puts a person`s sense of individuality and uniquenss under great threat,not to mention the physical and psychological impact and the social,legal and ethical implications.

In addition, human cloning is like murder. they make human fetuses, yet in the they kill them. It is not likely to be that scientists just do that and shorten the lives of those children. God made people to live and not to die like that. because of this human cloning, there are religions that fight it over.

Yes human cloning "plays with nature" because when you clone another figure of a human, and you keep doing so, it will begin to affect the human race, and most likely not in a good way.

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What is deciphering a gene?

Genes play a role everything we are, from our looks and skills to our brains and personality. Deciphering a gene means to understand that gene's role in our development. For instance people who suffer from sickle-cell anemia have differently shaped blood cells. When scientists isolated the genes responsible for constructing the specific blood cells affected by this type of anemia they claimed to have deciphered the genes responsible for sickle-cell anemia. Now everyone can be tested to see if they carry these defective genes and amniotic fluid can be drawn and tested to see whether an embryo has inherited the disorder from his parents or not.

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Where on the transparency does cloning occur?

What transparency?

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Is narcissism related to commitment issues?

Narcissists have a whole lot of quirks wrapped up inside of them and yes, one of them is commitment issues. They are so into themselves that they break every rule in the book pertaining to the feelings of mankind. Stay clear! Usually these people have to be "stroked" constantly to enhance their egos and they also feel they are better than everyone else. They feel they are smarter, are better looking and have all the answers in the universe. They are perfectionists (only in their own mind) and they sincerely believe that anyone that can possibly become close to them is the lucky person. That's why it gives them great pleasure to break-up the relationship before the other person does. Marcy My N did not have commitment issues, more he was always talking about marriage and he had children. It was him to bring up commitment as something he wanted. Then again, he also liked to talk and never show things. I wondered sometimes if his want for commitment was simply to rope me. I think they may say they want it, but never actually follow through. In my case there definitely seemed to be a link. My N had strongly hinted that he also wanted to get married when I fell pregnant (not accidentally but after a discussion). But when I brought it up very carefully after having our baby he completely denied the fact it had been on the agenda, despite me clearly pointing out conversations when we had discussed it when he denied saying the things I knew he had said (few women forget things like that I feel!) This seemed to kick start many of our problems as when I tried to express my hurt over the fact I felt confused and mislead about his intentions, (we had already discussed trying for another baby and I could not understand how he could be happy to have a child with someone and yet not marry them unless he was anti marriage which he was not) he got angrier and angrier and started then saying that he had decided that my personality wasn't what he wanted in terms of a future partner and he would need to see changes before considering me as a wife!

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Can food nutrition be changed from cloning?

no, they won't. cloning is the exact copying of object. nutrition from the original plant come from the specified structure of DNA, and that part will be copied as well, so it won't change from just cloning

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What is hair cloning?

Millions of people all over the world suffer from some or the other type of hair loss. In America alone, there are an estimated 80 million people experiencing hair loss. To help all such people, scientists are in the process of developing a new hair multiplication theory known as

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Genetic Cloning

Is cloning illegal in Canada?

yes

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Where is Gene Shipley?

Gene Shipley is now on an ABA team in California. I saw him play Sunday, January 3,2010

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Are phosphates bad for humans?

Distinguish Between Phosphorus (good) and Phosphates (bad)

Unlike phosphates, phosphorus is a mineral that is needed in the body. It aids in filtering out waste in the kidneys and plays a crucial job in storing and using energy. Phosphorus is also required to help create equilibrium and is needed for the growth, maintenance, and repair of all tissues and cells, and for the production of the genetic building blocks, DNA and RNA. It is good for and needed in the body.

On the other hand, phosphate is extremely bad for humans. Although we use it for fertilizer, the radon gas levels in central Florida are at an unhealthy level. Actually higher than the government will allow anywhere else. But there is too much money in it to stop production. Check the level of cancer in phosphate workers and surrounding communities; it will shock you.

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Can an entire gene be translated?

No, a gene includes regulatory regions, sometimes introns, as well as protein encoding regions, but only the sequence of DNA that codes for amino acids is translated.

see http://www.answers.com/intron?cat=health&gwp=13

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Who was the first cloned human?

There wasn't any human cloned sort of speak..There were only allegations and claims that were never verified and were speculated and discredited by many scientists.

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How plasmid DNA and genomic DNA are separated during plasmid isolation?

a restriction enzyme help to cut the DNA

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Why is cloning so expensive?

There is a very low success rate. Only 2-3% of trials produce viable subjects and even fewer develop into a functioning organism. If a functioning organism is even produced, they generally have a lower life expectancy and are more suspectable to disease and infection. The proccess is also meticulous and unreliable.

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What are the pros and cons of cloning?

  • The pro's of cloning is you get another person to keep you company like a person that may of died recently. The cons are it could go wrong and you could end up with a deformed person which would be even worse than loosing the relative in the first place. Need anymore advice just leave another question.
  • Cloning pros are cloning new hearts, kidneys, etc. so people that need organs don't have to be put on a long waiting list and possibly die while waiting. The downside is, that in past history most great things discovered are used in an under-handed and ugly fashion and not for the good. They could use cloning to make vast armies, so that means a fight for the total power of cloning. Cloning can keep feared and dangerous leaders alive and well (think about Hitler, Hussein.) But that might not happen because the clone would be born as a baby, and might grow up to have different goals. Sometimes it's not nice to fool mother nature! If we could be sure cloning would help those that have heart, liver, kidney disease or other diseases then that's a wonderful thing, but us humans know better. Cloning will be like everything else that should be used in a good and controlled way ... money and power. People will want to start cloning their children, each other, their parents, pets, and it goes on down the list. Playing God only backfires in one's face.
  • Pros are the organs and tissues that can be cloned. Also, people who can't reproduce naturally will have another option besides in vitro in order to have kids. Cons. Cloning should not be used to keep good or bad people alive forever, since clones just have the same DNA as their parent, they are not the same person and will most likely develop a different personality. There is also no reason why clones would be more controllable than non clones, so raising a clone army would be about as useful as just passing a mandatory reproduction law and conscripting all the children as adults. Maybe He wants us to use our gift of intelligence to come up with this new technology and use it? Otherwise why would he have put it into our nature to have the ability to think of these things?
  • Pros of cloning all depend on the person, for or against. For me the pros would be that great people could be cloned to live out their legacy, or to create armies of cloned super babies cons are that more people are against cloning than for it. And cloning is expensive, to retrieve the desired DNA and to reproduce and maintain homeostasis within the specimen. Cloning for now is unneeded due to our overpopulation and lack of food in other countries. Which will start the need for cloning plants and animals, but that's a totally different story. For those who think that its like playing God the hydra is an animal that asexually reproduces and that means it clones itself by breaking body parts off and having them grow.
  • Pros: People who need an organ could have one without having to take anti rejection drugs or having to have a family member donate something. As well, there really is no worry about clone armies unless someone figures out how to clone people without their own minds and opinions. Cons: There are millions of ethical reasons not to clone humans because clones are humans, they have brains and personalities. Also, there is overpopulation on earth as well as food shortage.
  • Pros: Pros are based off of opinions really, the person would be genetically identical, but, personality would be different, everything that doesn't involve your DNA is probably gonna be different. Cons: Cloning, Usually is very inefficient.

    Plain and simple, and most of the "clones" either die before birth, or during early stages of live. If not that, they have Birth Defects. Plus, the more efficient way of cloning, which is somewhere around Taking already mature, immunoglobulin genes in B lymphocytes and T lymphocytes cells, in other words, defend and attack cells, in order, And, it only keeps the one cell, either b or t, as in all the White Blood cells(B and T) will either be B or T. So you'll only be able to produce antigens(b) or Defend yourself from Diseases (t).

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Why should we believe in the Trinity?

An even more fundamental question is whether we should believe in God. Without the existence of God, there can be no Trinity. If you choose to believe in God - and in the absence of proof, it is a choice - then belief in the Trinity is a doctrine of most Christian churches, although there is no actual biblical support for the Trinity.

The concept of the Trinity began to be debated in the third century, then it was adopted as doctrine by the Council of Nicaea in the fourth century, and at the end of the fourth century Emperor Theodosius mandated that all Christians must believer in the Trinity. This has been the position ever since.

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Cell or Plasma Membranes

What is electroporation?

Electroporation, or electropermeabilization, is a significant increase in the electrical conductivity and permeability of the cell plasma membrane caused by an externally applied electrical field. It is usually used in molecular biology as a way of introducing some substance into a cell, such as loading it with a molecular probe, a drug that can change the cell's function, or a piece of coding DNA.

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Should human cloning be banned?

Ban CloningYes, human cloning should be banned. In fact, all cloning should be banned. AnswerNo. All human cloning does is take one person's DNA and create a new person with that exact same DNA. It's just a new form of reproduction like in vitro fertilization.
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What is the definition of cloning?

Cloning : it is the process of making of copy of any organism and in which the genotypic and phenotypic character of the new organism remained exactly same as that of parental organism is called cloning.

An organism that is genetically identical to the unit or individual it was derived from is called clone.

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Why might life insurance companies want to know your genetic results?

In theory, an insurer may be interested in genetics because it could be a predictor of future health problems resulting in premature death. Because a life insurance policy pays upon the death of the insured, the insurer may be interested in knowing whether an applicant has a genetic predisposition to early death.

That said, insurance generally, including life insurance, works upon a principle called the "law of large numbers". Essentially, this means that because the insurer insures many people/entities and takes on many risks, the occurrence of one or a few ordinary covered losses will not make a great deal of difference.

Because insurance is a regulated industry, for reasons of public policy, many states disallow insurers from considering certain genetic conditions in deciding whether or not to issue a policy. An example is genetic conditions that are particular to certain racial groups.

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Did Ian Wilmut clone a sheep?

He cloned a sheep named Dolly.

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Is cloning immoral?

yes

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