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Cloning, the New Frontier

Cloning, while not as in the forefront today as it has been, is still a hotly contested topic.  The arguments against it are both religious and biological.  Many people feel that it is like “playing god” while others claim that … Continue reading

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Annotated Bibliography

Nerlich, Brigitte & Clarke, David. Anatomy of a media event: How arguments clashed in the 2001 human cloning debate. New Genetics and Society. Vol. 22, No. 1, pg. 43-59. Aug. 19,2012. This essay is an excellent way to see how the … Continue reading

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What’s what about GMOs

For this post, we decided to refute arguments against Genetically Modified Food, one of today’s most controversial topics.  To do this, I’m going to analyze an article by animalrights.com.  The three arguments I will refute are as follows. 1. GMOs … Continue reading

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Genetically Modified Food: The World’s Greatest Conservationist

According to Geonumbers.com, 37% of crops are lost annually to pests.  According to Businessweek, this year alone, the United States has had a 12% decrease in crop production because of droughts.  This means that almost 50% of all U.S. crops … Continue reading

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Annotated Bibliography

Coleman, Isobel.  Democracy in Development. Council on Foreign Relations. May 4, 2012. 7 November 2012. <http://blogs.cfr.org/coleman/2012/05/04/more-on-genetically-modified-crops/&gt; Coleman’s blog offers a different perspective on the effects of Genetically Modified Foods in other countries, especially those that are impoverished.  She also offers … Continue reading

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First method of Stem Cells: Gene Therapy

Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth.  In many tissues, they serve as a sort of internal repair system, dividing essentially without limit to replenish other … Continue reading

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Call in the Clones!

For this week’s post, we decided to tackle arguments against cloning. Some of the most common arguments listed by The Scislands are: 1. Cloning will create a black market for stolen or discarded embryos. 2. Cloning will cause a resurgence … Continue reading

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