With recent advances in technology, scientists are able to manipulate and alter genes in different organisms. This is obviously a very controversial and somewhat ethical issue. However, the advances continue, many of which go unseen or unnoticed by the public. Do you know how many of the foods that you eat that have been genetically altered? Do you know where or how animals have been genetically altered to benefit mankind? We will explore three separate issues in this discussion that deal with organisms which have been genetically altered and/or modified.

  1. Cloning – Research cloning. Consider the following: How is the procedure done? What’s the difference between reproductive cloning and therapeutic cloning? What are the pros? What are the cons? Should it be regulated? Are there currently clones in the market now? Would a clone of a dead relative or pet have the same personality? List at least one source from your research.