The copied material, which has the same genetic makeup as the original, is referred to as a clone.  A number

The copied material, which has the same genetic makeup as the original, is referred to as a clone.  A number of different biological entities have been cloned, from the smallest section of a single gene, through to tissues, organs and even entire animals.More than twenty years have passed since 1996 when Dolly the sheep was the first mammal to be created from an adult cell using a technique called ‘somatic cell nuclear transfer’.  This process is still of great interest to science and medicine today since it is believed to be the key to therapeutic cloning and improved organ transplantation.For your discussion this week briefly describe (one or two paragraphs) the process of somatic cell nuclear transfer and how it is used to create cloned cells.Explain what you consider to be the positive and negative aspects of cloning both scientifically and morally, giving at least three ‘for’ and three ‘against’ points – Discuss whether you think it is a good use of science and will benefit mankind or whether you believe it is unethical and should no longer be pursued?  You can expand this discussion outside of therapeutic cloning if you wish and consider the idea that one day it may also be possible to clone whole human beings.Discussion RequirementsYour Discussion should be at least 250 words in length, but not more than 750 words.Use APA citations and references for the textbook and any other sources used; you should use at least 1 APA citation and reference, but you can use more if needed.