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Cloning
     

Cloning

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by Daniel Cohen
 

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Dolly, the cloned lamb, shocked the world with her arrival. But as Dan Cohen explains in this book, it was not the first cloning and it certainly won't be the last. The author reviews the history of cloning, the ethical and moral implications, and the future of cloning, recombinant DNA, and gene therapy.

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Dolly, the cloned lamb, shocked the world with her arrival. But as Dan Cohen explains in this book, it was not the first cloning and it certainly won't be the last. The author reviews the history of cloning, the ethical and moral implications, and the future of cloning, recombinant DNA, and gene therapy.

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School Library Journal
Gr 7-10-Cohen delivers a well-balanced examination of the social concerns surrounding cloning, providing enough scientific background to help readers understand the issues. After exploring the history of this area of scientific research, the author moves on to the recent cloning of a sheep named Dolly. Although she was cloned for livestock breeding purposes, this breakthrough raised concerns about applying the technology to humans. One chapter discusses how cloning, and the public's fascination with it, is well represented in popular culture in films and books, while another deals with the possibility of dinosaur replication that was the basis of the movie Jurassic Park. The book concludes with a substantial section on genetic engineering. Using many supporting quotes from newspapers and magazines, Cohen succeeds in covering the ethical questions and social ramifications surrounding this issue. A few black-and-white photos are included, but they add little to the text.-Carol Fazioli, The Brearley School, New York City, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761328025
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Series:
Single Titles Ser.
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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Daniel Cohen gives you all the history of cloning from plants to amphibians and mammals. One definition of the word cloning is a group of organisms descended from a single individual through asexual reproduction. Some plants actually clone themselvesand its considered natural.Some grapes used for wines today are clones of grapes from 2,000 years ago. Most produce at your grocery store are clones especially things like apples and peppers.Carrots were cloned in the 1950's but the experiment turned out to be so simple that it was done in some highschool labs. The cloning of frogs began in the 1930's but not til the 50's did the get a frog that lived a full healthy life. There were many horror novels in the 1970's about evil clones and clones that had predestined jobs. On July 5,1996 Ian Wilmut and Keith Campbells cloned sheep was born and the clone was a sucess. The sheeps name was Dolly. She was a female sheep or ewes and the first mammal to be cloned using an adult somatic cell. Wilmut, Campbell and other colleagues at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland used the nuclear transfer cloning process to create Dolly. Dolly died young at the age six, most of her type of sheep would live from twelve to fifteen years. If Dolly died yound because she was a clone was a big question on scientists minds. Dolly was autopsied and she did'nt die because she was a clone she died of Olvine Pulmanary Adenocarcinoma. It all made sense now because this was a common disease for Dollys type of sheep and this proved that the cloning was a complete sucess. Once Dolly died she was stuffed and kept as an artifact of history for the world to come.