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Chapter: 12th Zoology : Applications of biotechnology

Advantages and Disadvantages of Cloning Animals

Offers benefits for clinical trials and medical research. It can help in the production of proteins and drugs in the field of medicine.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Cloning Animals

 

·                     Offers benefits for clinical trials and medical research. It can help in the production of proteins and drugs in the field of medicine.

 

·                     Aids stem cell research.

 

·                     Animal cloning could help to save endangered species.

 

·                     Animal and human activists see it as a threat to biodiversity saying that this alters evolution which will have an impact on populations and the ecosystem.

 

·                     The process is tedious and very expensive.

 

·                     It can cause animals to suffer.

 

·                     Reports show that animal surrogates were manifesting adverse outcomes and cloned animals were affected with disease and have high mortality rate.

 

·                     It might compromise human health through consumption of cloned animal meat.

 

·                     Cloned animals age faster than normal animals and are less healthy than the parent organism as discovered in Dolly.

 

·                     Cloning can lead to occurrence of genetic disorders in animals.

 

·                     More than 90% of cloning attempts fail to produce a viable offspring.




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