Cloning is another hot topic in the news today. Click below to enter the tutorial on Cloning:http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/tech/cloning/
Spend some time completing the two interactive explorations: What Is Cloning? and Click and Clone.
You will also want to look through some of the shorter links on the right side of the tutorial: Why Clone?, Cloning Myths, and What Are The Risks Of Cloning?
Now that you have some background, please respond to the following questions:
1. You read about some of the main reasons for cloning--to study human diseases in animals, cloning stem cells for research, reviving endangered or extinct species, and cloning humans. In your opinion, is cloning ok? Are you ok with some types of cloning and not others? Explain.
2. One of the myths regarding cloning is that clones are carbon copies of the original (when in fact, there are environmental influences that would create major differences.) What is your opinion on the "Nature vs. Nurture" argument? How greatly are we influenced by our genes? By our environments?