There are a plethora of benefits attributed to artificial cloning.
In fact, in their paper describing the experiment, they omitted the words “clone” and “cloning” entirely, using the more obscure and morally neutral “somatic cell nuclear transfer" (SCNT) instead.
Indeed, when my colleagues and I published a follow-up paper on Dolly in in 1999, the journal asked us, too, not to use the loaded term, presumably to avoid raising ethical concerns.
Cloning involves the manipulation of stem cells in order to regenerate new cells, organs or living beings.
There are two categories of cloning, that is, therapeutic cloning and reproductive cloning.
The material is used to create a genetically identical animal, plant or human.
In animal cloning, the manipulated cell is returned to the uterine environment for development.
As research and experiments continue delve into the frontiers of technology and science, we inch closer to the possibility of cloning becoming a reality.
In fact, it is unrealistic to assume it will never happen.
Reproductive cloning involves the use of stem cells for the purpose of creating an organism that is identical to the parent organism (Cibelli et al 2013).
The procedure involves the use of somatic nuclear cell, which is retrieved from a donor egg.