01/22/2004 9:42 pm
I believe it was my freshman year of high school when I went to California for my Spring Break with my family. We went to the San Diego Zoo and whilst passing the Panada cage I came up with the brilliant idea of cloning endangered animals. Now they're finally doing it, but they're a few years behind me and my brain.
Go and check it out.
|We must use our chemistry knowledge to successfully clone ironoxide|
|Matt - Washington Bureau Chief|
First, if any species is upgraded off the endangered list by cloning, they should have to be listed with an asterisk.
Secondly, if you clone animals to build up their numbers, I think there would be problems for the next generation. Since you would have clones of a few animals mating with each other, then there would be a bunch of offspring that share some or all of a genetic makeup and then whom would they mate with. I'm not sure if that's a valid concern or not, but it makes me think that they better be sure of a plan if they ever try it.
|Scott - 6225 Posts|
Say one of these clones gets a cold or something, will all of them be susceptible to that cold (or maybe something worse like hoof and mouth disease or the clap).
ps Avoid the clap
|Jeremy - 8968 Posts|
|That's good advice.|