Cloning Persuasive Research Paper

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What is cloning? Cloning is the process of producing similar populations of genetically identical individuals that occurs in nature when organisms such as bacteria, insects or plants reproduce asexually. (Cloning)Now that we know what cloning is, it is time for me to state my opinion on cloning. I personally think cloning is wrong for multiple reasons. During this persuasive essay I will elaborate more on my opinion. There are three different types of artificial cloning: gene cloning, reproductive cloning and therapeutic cloning. (Fact) Gene cloning produces copies of genes or segments of DNA. Reproductive cloning produces copies of whole animals. Therapeutic cloning produces embryonic stem cells for experiments aimed at creating tissues…show more content…
This is because the DNA sequences at both ends of a chromosome, called telomeres, shrink in length every time the DNA is copied. The older the animal is, the shorter its telomeres will be, because the cells has divided to many times. This is a natural part of aging. Chromosomes from cloned cattle or mice had longer telomeres than normal. These cells showed other signs of youth and seemed to have an extended lifespan compared with cells from a naturally conceived cow. On the other hand, Dolly the sheep 's chromosomes had shorter telomere lengths than normal. This means that Dolly 's cells were aging faster than the cells from a normal sheep. Still to day, scientists aren 't sure why cloned animals show differences in telomere length. Lastly, cloned animals that do survive are usually much bigger at birth than their natural counterparts. Scientists call this "Large Offspring Syndrome" (LOS). Clones with LOS have abnormally large organs. This can lead to breathing, blood flow and other problems. (What) In conclusion, I still personally think that cloning is wrong and should never be done, but my fellow peers and research have brought to my attention that cloning could bring a whole new era of scientific discovery. An example is scientists might be able to reverse the aging process because of what we learn from cloning. I don 't want them to put a complete stop on cloning if this is what is has to offer, but my
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