International Journal of Science, Technology and Society

Special Issue

Cloning – Scientific and Societal Perspectives

  • Submission Deadline: Jul. 25, 2020
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Sidra Shafique
About This Special Issue
In this issue Cloning – Scientific and Societal Perspectives, a complex topic of cloning is to be explored by the scientific community. How the cloning is expected to change the face of society in the near and far future? Society consists of an ecological and balanced network of humans, animals, plants, earth, and the environment. Humans look into cloning through a specific paradigm of history, values, and beliefs. Will the paradigm change to accept cloning or cloning is going to alter the paradigm? Today cloning is playing an important role in agriculture and sports. The spectrum of acceptance of food from agricultural cloning varies from being rejected altogether to be accepted with conditions to fully accepted. In this issue Cloning – Scientific and Societal Perspectives, we expect to address these issues through the lens of brilliant minds around. What is cutting edge research in the laboratory related to cloning? This issue is intended to cover the possible ways to modify human approach towards the pet, agricultural and human cloning. Future of cloning in general and of human cloning in particular needs to be discussed to visualize the society of our future generations. Articles are welcome to touch the issue of research, legislation, social and psychological aspects. Research, reviews, and short communications are welcome.

Aims and Scope:

  1. Mammalian cloning
  2. Future of pet cloning
  3. Cloning in agriculture
  4. Human cloning scientific perspectives
  5. Prediction of legislative changes
  6. Human cloning and psychology
Lead Guest Editor
  • Sidra Shafique

    Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

Published Articles
  • Scientific and Ethical Implications of Human and Animal Cloning

    Sidra Shafique

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2020
    Pages: 9-17
    Received: Apr. 11, 2020
    Accepted: Apr. 22, 2020
    Published: May 27, 2020
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijsts.20200801.12
    Abstract: Cloning is an old paradigm with new ethical issues that society is confronting today and will do so tomorrow. In this publication, cloning has been reviewed from the perspective of its broad implications on research, agriculture, pets, sports animals and humans. Reflection of legal status shows a picture of cloning applications that is not only ine... Show More