Millennium Milestones of Globalization
The turn of the millennium was marked with several technological advancements that were a result of globalization. In 1993, Tim Berners-Lee developed the first web browser, which gave rise to the internet. Though it began working as the world wide web at this time, it really had not earned this title until 1997-1998, when people started widely using it. In 1997, a sheep was successfully cloned in Scotland using DNA from an adult sheep. This allowed people to start thinking about the cloning of other animals, or human organs, body parts, and whole beings. This was theory until the DNA sequence of the human genome was found out in 2001, opening the possibility for cloning humans. Embryonic stem-cell research is the idea of using a human embryo to try to find a cure for diseases. This practice is illegal in the U.S., but other countries are still able to practice it and are studying them intensively.
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Last updated: 04/06/2018