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  • Passage A Think About ItThink About ItThink About ItThink About It Read About ItRead About ItRead About ItRead About It Talk About ItTalk About ItTalk About ItTalk About It Write About ItWrite About ItWrite About ItWrite About It
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  • 1.What kind of people favor the cloning science to proceed? Reference: Infertile people who cannot have babies otherwise, people suffering fatal diseases, and some religious people seeking immortality.
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  • 2.For what reasons do most governments prohibit cloning? Reference: Most governments prohibit cloning mainly because it is against nature and causes ethical problems. Besides, the failure rate of cloning is very high. Most governments prohibit cloning mainly because it is against nature and causes ethical problems. Besides, the failure rate of cloning is very high.
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  • Read About It Language PointsLanguage PointsLanguage PointsLanguage Points Content AwarenessContent AwarenessContent AwarenessContent Awareness Language FocusLanguage FocusLanguage FocusLanguage Focus
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  • Not Now, Dr. Miracle Miracle Severino Antinori is a rich Italian doctor with a string of private fertility clinics to his name. He likes watching football and claims the Catholic faith. Yet the Vatican is no fan of his science.string Yet the Vatican is no fan of his science In his clinics, Antinori already offers every IVF treatment under the Sun, but still there are couples he cannot help. So now the man Italians call Dr Miracle is offering to clone his patients to create the babies they so desperately want.under the Sun
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  • And of course its created quite a stir, with other scientists rounding on Antinori as religious leaders line up to attack his cloning plan as an insult to human dignity. Yet its an ambition Antinori has expressed many times before. Whats new is that finally it seems to be building a head of steam. Like-minded scientists from the US have joined Antinori in his cloning adventure. At a conference in Rome last week they claimed hundreds of couples have already volunteered for the experiments.stirline upconference Antinori shot to fame seven years ago helping grandmothers give birth using donor eggs. Later he pioneered the use of mice to nurture the sperm of men with poor fertility. He is clearly no ordinary scientist but a showman who thrives on controversy and pushing reproductive biology to the limits. And that of course is one reason why hes seen as being so dangerous.famecontroversy
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  • However, his idea of using cloning to combat infertility is not as mad as it sounds. Many people have a hard job seeing the point of reproductive cloning. But for some couples, cloning represents the only hope of having a child carrying their genes, and scientists like Antinori are probably right to say that much of our opposition to cloning as a fertility treatment is irrational. In future we may want to change our minds and allow it in special circumstances.Many people have a hard job seeing the point of reproductive cloning.representstreatmentirrational But only when the science is ready. And thats the real problem. Five years on from Dolly, the science of cloning is still stuck in the dark ages. The failure rate is a shocking 97 per cent and deformed babies all too common. Even when cloning works, nobody understands why. So forget the complex moral arguments. To begin cloning people now, before even the most basic questions have been answered, is simply a waste of time and energy. Five years on from Dolly, the science of cloning is still stuck in the dark ages.deformedarguments
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  • This is not to say that Antinori will fail, only that if he succeeds it is likely to be at an unacceptably high price. Hundreds of eggs and embryos will be wasted and lots of women will go through difficult pregnancies resulting in miscarriages or abortions. A few years from now techniques will have improved and the wasteful loss wont be as excessive. But right now there seems to be little anyone can do to keep the cloners at bay.excessivekeepat bay
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  • And its not just Antinori and his team who are eager to go. A religious group called the Raelians believes cloning is the key to achieving immortality, and it, too, claims to have the necessary egg donors and volunteers willing to be implanted with cloned embryos.Raeliansimplanted So what about tougher laws? Implanting cloned human embryos is already illegal in many countries but it will never be prohibited everywhere. In any case, the prohibition of cloning is more likely to drive it underground than stamp it out. Secrecy is already a problem. Antinori and his team are refusing to name the country theyll be using as their base. Like it or not, the research is going ahead. Sooner or later we are going to have to decide whether regulation is safer than prohibition.prohibitedstampout Sooner or later
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  • Antinori would go for regulation, of course. He believes it is only a matter of time before we lose our hang-ups about reproductive cloning and accept it as just another IVF technique. Once the first baby is born and it cries, he said last week, the world will embrace it.go forembrace But the world will never embrace the first cloned baby if it is unhealthy or deformed or the sole survivor of hundreds of pregnancies. In jumping the gun, Dr Miracle and his colleagues are taking one hell of a risk. If their instincts are wrong, the backlash against cloning and indeed science as a whole could be catastrophic.solejumping the guninstincts (704 words)
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  • Examples The Great Wall is a miracle of architecture.The Great Wall is a miracle of architecture. A car ran over the child, but by a miracle, he was unhurt.A car ran over the child, but by a miracle, he was unhurt. miracle n. an unusual and mysterious event that cannot be explained by the laws of nature
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  • string n. 1)a series of related or similar events 2)(a) narrow cord used to tie, fasten, etc. Examples The curious boy asked a string of questions.The curious boy asked a string of questions. The red peppers were all threaded on strings and hung over the door of the house.The red peppers were all threaded on strings and hung over the door of the house.
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  • Yet the Vatican is no fan of his science More to learn More to learn Vatican is the residence of the pope at Rome. Since 1929, the Vatican City has been an independent state (108.7 acres/44 hectares), with the pope as its absolute ruler. Vatican
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  • Yet the Vatican is no fan of his science Yet the Roman Catholic Church opposes his practice.
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  • Examples The boy seems to have an opinion on every subject under the sun.The boy seems to have an opinion on every subject under the sun. You cannot detect all the sins under the sun.You cannot detect all the sins under the sun. under the sun (used for giving force to an expression) on the earth; in the world Translate Key She is the last person under the sun I expected to see there.
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  • stir n. (public) excitement Examples The coming of the queen caused a great stir in the city.The coming of the queen caused a great stir in the city. The news caused a stir of interest on the Stock Exchange.The news caused a stir of interest on the Stock Exchange.
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  • line up to (cause to) move into a row, side by side or one behind the other Examples The photographer lined up the family members for a picture.The photographer lined up the family members for a picture. People were lining up there to get a sample of the new product.People were lining up there to get a sample of the new product.
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  • conference n. a meeting for consultation or discussion Examples Im attending a conference the whole next week.Im attending a conference the whole next week. The press conferences was immediately held after the peace talk.The press conferences was immediately held after the peace talk.
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  • fame n. the condition of being well known and talked about; renown Examples The writers third novel was a hit and his fame soon spread all over the world.The writers third novel was a hit and his fame soon spread all over the world. The young politician is anxious for fame, not for the benefits of those people he represents.The young politician is anxious for fame, not for the benefits of those people he represents.
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  • controversy n. (a) fierce argument or disagreement about something, esp. one that is carried on in public Examples The first cloned sheep gives rise to much controversy.The first cloned sheep gives rise to much controversy. Its beyond controversy that the computers cant really think.Its beyond controversy that the computers cant really think. Translate The lie detector tests have been the subject of much controversy. Key More to learn More to learn
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  • controversy n. (a) fierce argument or disagreement about something, esp. one that is carried on in public controversial a. causing much argument or disagreement Example This is a controversial book.This is a controversial book.
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  • Many people have a hard job seeing the point of reproductive cloning. Translate
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  • represent v. to act or speak officially for (another person or group of p