RC#5- Group A (8:00am)


27 Responses to RC#5- Group A (8:00am)

  1. Mako Sakimoto says:

    Hi everyone. I’m the next leader of this group.
    My article is about cloning.
    Please read this and think about the advantage and disadvantage of cloning.
    Thank you!

    Comprehension Question
    1. Why has the issue of stem cells led to controversy?
    2. Does the field of cloning always succeed?

    Discussion Question
    1. Do you agree or disagree with cloning? Why?
    2. If you could clone something, what would you clone and do with it?

    1. stem cell (n) : a special type of cell in the body that can divide in order to form other types of cells that have particular qualities or purposes

    2. embryo (n) : an animal or human that has not yet been born, and has just begun to develop

    • Katsunori Sakuho says:

      Hello Mako,

      I like your discussion questions. For especially, I’m interesed in your discussion question 2.
      I look forward to talking about this question next Thursday!!

      • Melanie says:

        I agree with you. The 2nd discussion question is pretty curious. Excited to listen your opinion.

    • PLAI says:

      thinking about clone some people that your love like your family. If can happen and they will never die ! so interesting !!

      • Mako Sakimoto says:

        Thank you for your wonderful comments, guys.
        I’m really happy to share it with you and looking forward to listening to your ideas.
        Play, your imagination is interesting!! I’d like to think about that case together.

        Thank you so much, all of you guys!

    • Q says:

      I like your second discussion question. ^.^*
      Not in someone’s shoe, if it will be happened in our shoes, the answers will be totally different, I think.

  2. Katsunori Sakuho says:

    (Comprehension Question)
    1. Why is cloning touted in the antiaging market?
    2. What’s the problem to be happened when a human clone would inherit?

    (Discussion Question)
    1. What do you think when cloning technical skills will be improving in the future?
    2. If cloning skills make bad use of purpose, what will it be happening all over the world?

    1. genetic(adj) : to describe something that is concerned with genetics or with genes
    2. trait(n) : particular characteristic, quality, or tendency that someone or something has

  3. Melanie says:

    Compr. Q’s:

    1) What could cloning provide?

    2) What animal organ are used to transplant into human bodies? What does this animal provide, that other animals are not able to?

    Discu. Q’s:

    1) Would you like to see in a scientific laboratory, a cloning procedure? Have you ever watched one?

    2) What do you think about this sentence: “If a couple has a clone that they are not happy with, what would they do next?” (www.methodsofhealing.com, 2013)


    1) Consciousness: Having an awareness of one’s environment and one’s own existence, sensations, and thoughts

    2) Cloning: To make multiple identical copies of (a DNA sequence)

    • Katsunori Sakuho says:

      Hello Melanie,

      I’m interested in your discussion question 2. I’ve never thought about it so far. I’d like to hear our group members’ opinions this Thursday. I think this question is so good to argue.

    • Hiroka Ueda says:

      I’m curious about your discussion question #1. I think They’re kinds of scareing.

    • Mako Sakimoto says:

      Your second discussion question is really interesting and worth discussing together.
      Thank you for sharing such nice ideas!

  4. Hiroka Ueda says:

    Comprehension Questions
    1. What could cloning eliminate by producing more animals that act as suitable donors?
    2. What is the disadvantage to create a copy of the original?

    Discussion Questions
    1. Do you agree to create clone human? Why or why not?
    2. Some countries try to make a law which prohibits creating clone. Do you think your home country also should make this kind of laws?

    1. inherit(v) – to receive money, property, etc. from somebody
    2. donor(n) – a person or an organization that makes a gift of money, clothes, food, etc.

    • Mako Sakimoto says:

      I like your second discussion question!
      I’d like to know some of those examples.

    • PLAI says:

      Clone human is illegal right ? but so interesting if it can help people

    • Katsunori Sakuho says:

      Hello HIroka,

      I like your discuusion question 2. If cloning skills make good use of purpose, in my opinion, I think we shoudn’t make the law to prohibit clone technique such as a remedy of food shotrage and birthrate. What do you think of it, Hiroka?

    • Q says:

      I saw one documentary about cloning which explained about how cloning could improve people’s life who need medical support. In that documentary, scientists made a cloning “ear” for someone who burned and lost his ear caused by fire.

  5. PLAI says:

    Comprehension Questions
    1. In this article what the researchers believe about cloning ?
    2. How cloning improving food supply ?

    Discussion Questions
    1. Have you ever seen clone product before ? Can you share your experience and How do you feel when you saw that ?
    2. Imagine someday you meet someone look like you exactly,
    and she or he says i’m your cloning version. How you gonna feel and what you gonna do ?

    1. embryos : a human or animal in the early stages of development before it is born, hatched, etc.
    2. endangered : being or relating to an endangered species

    • Katsunori Sakuho says:

      Hello Plai,

      I’m interested in your discussion question 2. I’d like to hear your opinion this Thursday!!

    • Mako Sakimoto says:

      I love your second discussion question!!
      I’m really interested in this idea and want to imagine this with all of you guys.
      Thank you for sharing great ideas!!

  6. Q says:

    * Vocabularies *
    1. tout (v) : to advertise or praise something, often to encourage its use or sale
    2. eradicate (v) : to get rid of or destroy something completely

  7. Q says:

    * Comprehension Question *
    1. What was Dolly the sheep’s side effect which was firmly denied by her developers?

    * Discussion Questions *
    1. The fifth pro says that cloning could provide a means of cultivating plants that are stronger and more resistant to diseases, while producing more.
    Actually, nowadays we are eating genetically modified plants already. Such as beans and corns, etc. Some scientists argue that there are side effects if you eat a lot of genetically modified food. Are you prefer to buy genetically modified food or not genetically modified food? Why?
    In the future, will you eat clonal food which probably will be cheaper than regular food? Or will you stick to natural food instead? Why?

  8. Chikage Ota says:

    c: What do a number of researchers believe about stem cells?
    d:Do you want the clone human who is like exactly same as you?
    v:staple: a small piece of thin wire that is pushed in to sheets of paper and bent over to hold them together
    controversy: a serious argument about something that involves many people and continues for a long time
    infertile: unable to have babies

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