What is Human Cloning? - Definition, Pros & Cons


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What is cloning?

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1. What is a benefit of reproductive cloning in humans?

2. Which of the following is a con of therapeutic cloning?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to assess what you know about the different types of cloning. You will be quizzed on these processes and the benefits and potential harm of human cloning.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can use this assessment tool to help you explain:

  • What cloning is
  • The benefits of reproductive cloning
  • Cons of therapeutic cloning and the use of human eggs in reproductive cloning
  • Pros of therapeutic cloning

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what cloning is
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the pros and cons of therapeutic cloning
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the use of human eggs in reproductive cloning

Additional Learning

Get more information about this somewhat controversial topic by using the lesson titled What is Human Cloning? - Definition, Pros & Cons. The lesson:

  • Defines genetic diversity and cloning
  • Explains what reproductive cloning is and what animals have been cloned
  • Describes therapeutic cloning and how it can be successful in treating some diseases
  • Identifies sources of stem cells that can be used in therapeutic cloning
  • Discusses scientific concerns of therapeutic cloning