Cloning is a hot topic in the news today. If you read the paper or watch the news, you have probably heard a lot about it lately. A clone is a group of genetically identical cells that are descended from one common ancestor, an individual with an exact copy of the original's DNA. In a colony of bacteria, each cell is an exact clone of the original.
You may have heard about Dolly, a sheep that was the very first cloned mammal. This has raised many moral, ethical, and legal issues. Imagine if someone created an exact copy of yourself, genetically identical in every way.
|Dolly and her "mother".|
We will break our topic down into five areas of concern.
What is cloning?
How can cloning be used?
What are the ethical concerns in favor of cloning?
What are the ethical concerns against cloning?
What are some of the legal issues involved in cloning?