Cloning

Cloning is a new technology that started in 1952, and will be important for preservation of the past and the future. The first animal cloned was a tadpole in 1952, but the first mammal cloned, and the animal credited for being the first animal cloned is dolly the sheep. Cloning is something that has not quite been perfected. Because of this it is still unsafe to clone humans, and during cloning only one or two out of every hundred make it through normally.

Cloning can be a useful thing, not only for recreating the past to determine what happened in our history, but also for expanding our uses of technology. Recently scientists believe they are close to recovering DNA of animals such as dinosaurs and mammoths. With this DNA they would be able recreate a type of Jurassic park. Animals from all ancient times can be found with traces of DNA in them which is the important key to cloning.
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Cloning is important to the future because it will give us confidence. This will also show us that anything can be thought out with much thought and perseverance. After all the key roles that cloning plays, it doesn’t even have to consist of an animal, a clone can consist of an organ, or even just a plain old cell. This would be a significant medical advancement, which would help many lives. This would help people with diseases, or affected body parts.
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With all these important functions cloning is an extremely important part of human life. Cloning will help with science, math and medical assistance. Although cloned animals age faster, their meat has been tested and scientists believe it is 100% safe to consume the meat or products of any successfully cloned animal.

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