They can also alter the ways of life in those ecosystems. But it could also repopulate areas that low in numbers, a very good thing. For starter, scientists are considering bringing back multiple different species and are working very hard on ways to do that. They have come up with multiple ways to do, one of them is extracting DNA from that animal, like a fossil or frozen mammoth. They then use that DNA and insert it into a surrogate mom, of a close species, and have a surrogate father, of the same close species as the mother, involved in the process.
¨They talking about the genes and taking them from cells to bring that dinosaur back to life and I 'm like, Oh Lord, I got a paper on how they were doing that with my mother 's cell too!¨¨ (Skloot, TILHL Passage) Though Skloot had told Deborah what she thought was wrong, Deborah still believed what they were doing with her mother 's cells, was exactly like Jurassic Park. Which in this case, it wasn 't they were just cloning cells not humans. And this whole thing has happened only because Deborah 's mother 's cells were taken without
The subject of cloning can easily be related to the novel we have been reading, Frankenstein. Both have to do with the topic of bringing life into the world in an unnatural way. Just like bringing the monster to life was viewed differently to different people, cloning is the same. The event of Dolly the sheep, the first adult mammal clone, surviving the cloning process started a huge set of events that has made the amount research about cloning increase exponentially. This is very similar to how Victor Frankenstein creating the monster was the first action of many that eventually lead to his demise.
Xenotransplantation is a procedure involving the transplantation of living cells, tissue or organs between species. In the early 1900s, animal to human transplants were conducted where scientists used organs from species, such as pigs, goats, lambs, and monkeys to replace failing organs found in human patients. None of these procedures succeeded due to rejection, and because scientists had yet to discover how the immune system functioned in defense to a ‘foreign’ organ, further trials were discontinued. Currently however, xenotransplantation is being considered worldwide as we now have the advanced technology to help us fully understand the potential risks the transplant could induce. Scientists all around the world are now considering Xenotransplantation as there are very few human tissue and organs available.
According to the article “DNA Fingerprinting: Cracking Our Genetic “Barcode” (2009) with the technology that is provided today, scientist have an easier way to study genetics. Genetics is important because it can help with disease risk. With this knowledge, it will help to know if a person is at risk for a certain disease because it runs in the family. In the article “Can Technology Help Us Put an End to Animal Experimentation” (2012), it talks about why using lab animals, such as rats and monkeys were useful. Lab animals such as rats, have a similar body set up like humans.
According to Storrs, the chromosomal abnormalities that cause Down syndrome and Turner syndrome can be found and fixed. Scientists have already figured out how to do this, as stated by Regalado, "By editing the DNA of these cells or the embryo itself, it could be possible to correct disease genes and pass those genetic fixes on to future generations." The designer baby can also help other people. "A couple are to have Britain
Although animal experimentation is not required and the research conducted is often unreliable, this proves why animals are the perfect testing subjects. Chimpanzees have DNA that is approximately 99% similar to humans while mice have genetics that are around 98% alike. By urging products to be tested on animals, companies will be able to feel good about themselves and ensure that their products are good enough to be marketed. Besides, they work so hard coming up with formulas consisting of new ingredients to ensure we look
In the documentary “Through the Wormhole: Can We Resurrect the Dead?” narrated by Morgan Freeman, published by Discovery Channel explains about resurrecting the dead back to life. Multiple scientists prove that bringing something back to life is possible. Geneticist Robert Lanza experiments involve bringing animals back to life and believes that technology exists to bring back the decease. However, Doctor Doris Taylor believes that it is safe to recreate the body piece by piece. But to be able to live life in the fullest ways, the mind of a human being must occur once again.
A near perfect example of a Frankenstein situation is, the issue of genetic modification on humans and cloning of human beings. The scientists responsible for this field feel that a lot of good will come from the situation. Although the chance of doing good exists, just like Victor creating the monster, the chance is slim to none. Also we have no clue how far they will take the research in their “pursuit of good”. Plus their is a question of the ethics and how the clones will be treated by their creators.
Is it worth it to kill hundreds of embryos to obtain one clone? By definition, cloning is the process by which an identical copy of an animal, human or plant is made asexually. The copied entity made is called the clone and it has the same genetic makeup as the original (Genome). The first animal that was cloned was the sheep named Dolly in 1996 (FDA). There are three types of cloning: