Advances in Cloning in the Twentieth Century

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Cloning may sound like science fiction, but it is very real. There were many advances in cloning in the twentieth century. The climax was when scientists successfully cloned a sheep in 1996.(11) Advances stopped when scientists asked themselves whether or not it is ethical to attempt to clone a human. The same question is asked

of lawmakers today. The debate is a very complicated and is one that could change the course of our society. The United States should legalize human cloning so scientists across the nation can continue to advance our society. (define and state exactly in what ways it would advance our society that you will support in the rest of your paper)

There are no federal laws pertaining to human cloning ­ it has been delegated to the states. (what law or amendment delegates regulation of cloning to the states?) In 1997, the California legislature banned reproductive cloning, or cloning to initiate a pregnancy. Since then, Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Rhode Island, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Virginia have enacted measures to prohibit reproductive cloning. Several states have gone beyond that and banned therapeutic cloning, such as Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, North Dakota and South Dakota. (Again, state the actual policy, not just that a policy is in place.)

The first argument for the legalization of human cloning is about stem cells. Stem cells are immature cells that grow to become specialized cells for systems in the body. They could be used to replace or repair nearly any type of tissue that has been damaged in your body.(13) The science of this is mostly theoretical and needs more research to work on the techniques. (Use examples and offer mor...

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...vesting in human cloning. The main downfall is that the road to discovery will lead to many deaths and deformities. The cost is high. But in the end, our species will be greatly advanced and bettered. No more will people die from inherited disease. We will be able to change our species for the better. (Explain your stance more fully. Use examples. Use quotes from sources to support your stance. Explain why your stance is more powerful and more correct than others.)

The United States should legalize human cloning to make a better world in the long term. Sure, in the beginning there would be a lot of mistakes, but it will be worth it in the future when there are no diseases and people wont die from organ failures. Legalizing human cloning would make scientist able to research and develop human cloning techniques, and thus better our world for future generations.
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