Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cloning - Challenging the Realm of God

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Cloning is a branch of biotechnology which deals with producing genetically identical or exact replica of an object or living being. The process involves usage of DNA, cells or organisms. It is usually done in order to make an improved living organism or product.

Cloning is heavily used to grow better quality plants and fruits. It is extensively used by farmers and gardeners and the method is as old as agriculture itself. One of the latest and more advanced methods of plant cloning is called micropropagation. This is an expensive process (due to its technique) where the actual plant tissue is used for making the clones.

Cloning was not limited to plants or objects but it moved a step ahead when the scientist experimented to clone a sheep. Such reproductive cloning involves somatic cell nuclear transfer to a genetically replica of an animal. The nucleus from a somatic cell is transferred to an egg which has no nucleus for further reproduction process. The first ever cloned sheep was named 'Dolly'; although the experiment was successful but it created a heavy debate among different religions and nations. Many wonder if human cloning will follow next.

Human cloning is still a hot topic to be discussed at the political dinner tables. Stem cells are used in the process of cloning and needs a great deal of knowledge and expertise of genetic engineering to handle it. The question still needs to be answered that whether promoting human cloning is right or not. Will it disturb our ecosystem or whether it's a sheer interference in the realm of god? However, this is a notion which may vary from country to country with different ethical and religious implications to it.

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