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The Cloned Lamb

Bioethics, which is the study of value judgments pertaining to human conduct in the area of

biology and includes those related to the practice of medicine, has been an important aspect of

all areas in the scientific field (Bernstein, Maurice, M.D.). It is one of the factors that says

whether or not certain scientific research can go on, and if it can, under which rules and

regulations it must abide by. One of the most recent and controversial issues facing our society

today is the idea of cloning. On February 23, 1997, Ian Wilmut, a Scottish scientist, along with

his colleagues at the Roslin Institute and PPL Therapeutics, announced to the world that they

had cloned a lamb, which they named Dolly, after Dolly Parton, from an adult sheep (Mario,

The two share the same nucleic DNA, but differ in terms of their mitochondrial DNA,

which is vitally important for the regulation of the cell. The media and the press ignored this fact,

and thus claimed that Dolly and her "motheraE...

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