Benefits of Human Cloning

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Benefits of Human Cloning Some of the Benefits of cloning are very appealing. Listed below are some of the benefits which could be possible with the use of cloning technology: • Rejuvenation. Dr. Richard Seed, one of the leading proponents of human cloning technology, suggests that it may someday be possible to reverse the aging process because of what we learn from cloning. • Human cloning technology could be used to reverse heart attacks. Scientists believe that they may be able to treat heart attack victims by cloning their healthy heart cells and injecting them into the areas of the heart that may have been damaged. • There has been a breakthrough with human stem cells. Embryonic cells can be grown to produce organs or tissues to repair or replace damaged ones. Skin for burn victims, brain cells for the brain damaged, spinal cord cells for quadriplegic and paraplegics, heart lungs, livers and kidneys could be produced. By combining this technology with human cloning technology, it may be possible to produce needed tissue for suffering people that will be free of rejection by their immune systems. Some conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, heart failure, degenerative joint disease, and other problem’s may be curable if human cloning and its technology are not banned. • Infertility. With cloning, infertile couples could have children. Current treatments for infertility, in terms of percentages, are not very successful. One estimate is that current infertility treatments are less than 10 percent successful. Couples go through physically and emotionally painful procedures for a small chance of having children. Many couples run out of time and money without successfully having children. Huma... ... middle of paper ... ...ing differentiation and cancer. • Cystic fibrosis. We may be able to produce effective genetic therapy against cystic fibrosis. Ian Wilmut and his colleagues are already working on this problem. • Spinal cord injury. We may learn to grow nerves or the spinal cord back again when they are injured. A Quadriplegic might be able to get out of their wheelchairs and walk again. Christopher Reeve, the man who played Superman, might be able to walk again. • Testing for genetic disease. Cloning technology can be used to test for and perhaps cure genetic diseases. The above list only scratches the surface of what human cloning technology can do for mankind. The suffering that can be relieved is staggering. This new technology heralds a new era of unparalleled advancement in medicine if people will release their fears and let the benefits begin.

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