Genetics and Healthcare Annotated Bibliography Problem Sources
Mandrich, L. (2013). DNA cloning: The history of the future. Cloning & Transgenesis, 2(2), 1-4.
This article introduces the history of DNA cloning and provides some future perspectives for the development of human cloning. For instance, the author introduces the first cloned frogs and explains how the process of
cloning was conducted. The article is useful for my research since it helps understand why the idea of cloning aroused and how the first cloned animals were cultivated. The history of Dolly the sheep can also be mentioned to make the paper more interesting. The author claims that cloning might be helpful for the treatment of diseases since many people require organ transplantation. The source is reliable since it is published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, and its author is a researcher at the Institute of Protein Biochemistry. The author’s purpose is to report the evolution of DNA cloning and convince the readers that this process is easy to implement. The research shows that embryonic stem cells could be used to grow any healthy tissue and replace the diseased tissues in the human body (Mandrich, 2013, p. 3). At the same time, Mandrich (2013) assumes that some
negative consequences of human cloning, related to ethical issues, might occur. Nevertheless, cloning of human genes might be useful in the medicine development.
Shich, C.-P. (2010). Moral and legal issues concerning contemporary human cloning technology: Quest for regulatory consensus in the international community to safeguard rights and liberties essential to the future of humanity [Doctoral dissertation]. The Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, CA.
Although this source is a doctoral dissertation, it is credible and reliable since the author refers to other scholarly sources to support his claims. The article is easy to read and understand. It clearly describes all ethical and lawful issues of human cloning, providing some possible consequences of this problem. The author’s purpose is to consider all pros and cons of human cloning and decide whether it should be allowed or not. Shich (2010) distinguishes two main purposes of human cloning: reproductive and therapeutic (p. 41). Reproductive cloning would allow people to have children or clone a family member who has died already. Therapeutic cloning
might be used in creation of human cells with the aim to treat different diseases. The author provides both justifications and judgments of human cloning. Some of justifications are the possibility to have offspring free
of genetic defects and taking a step towards immortality. At the same time, Shich (2010) represents critical controversies of human cloning, which prove that it should not be allowed. This article may be useful for my
research since it describes negative consequences of human cloning, …