This article, “Cloning Noah’s Ark,” is about the cloning of endangered species to prevent
some animals from disappearing from the planet.
The three authors of this article were Robert P. Lanza, Betsy L. Dresser and Philip
Damiani. According to Scientific American, they all share an interest in reproductive
biology and animals. Lanza, the vice president of medical and scientific development at
Advanced Cell Technology (ACT) in Worcester, Massachusetts, founded the South
Meadow Pond and Wildlife Association in Worcester County. Dresser is senior vice
president for research at the Audubon Institute and director of the Audubon Institute
Center for Research of Endangered Species and the Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species
Survival Center. Damiani, a research scientist at ACT, is also a member of the
International Embryo Transfer Society’s committee on cryopreservation.
II. Explain the major concepts and points made.
Research done, results, his/her conclusions
III. Your Summation
From this article, I learned a number of different things. I learned how the actual
cloning process occurs. I also became aware of many different Endangered Species and
other animals that have already become extinct. I also learned that a clone could have
been born from an animal other than their own species. For example, a regular house cat
gave birth to a cloned tiger. I learned that cloning is very difficult and a long process…..
I feel that the cloning of Endangered Species could be a excellent idea. Human
beings have carelessly killed off many innocent living creatures on this planet by hunting
them and by creating pollution that end their lives. If the we could prevent the extinction
of healthy, harmless animals, we should do it. Cloning is a way to prevent the extinction
of animals, and possibly even take them off of the Endangered Species list. Some people
believe that cloning is wrong and that to clone means to “play God.” In this particular
situation, I disagree. I feel that if scientists can clone an animal whose species is in danger
of extinction, he/she should do so.
works cited: Scientific American, March 2001 Issue