Overall, cloning produces the same genetic copy of DNA. As science and technology advances, cloning plants, animals, and human organs will be much safer and helpful in many ways. As the Cloning topic advances it stirs up more and more controversies. Even though cloning is against my religion, I hope one day that it will help people and animals that are in need
(Freudenrich, Ph.D., Craig, 1) Cloning in our society would help avoid the risks of Down Syndrome, Tay-Sachs disease, and even cancer. In Brave New World, none of the citizens in the World State have any diseases; they die from old age. America would likely support cloning for this idea, since we have vocalized our thoughts on finding a cure and ending these diseases. Advocates of cloning also argue that cloning would help in the issue of infertility. Many couples who are incapable of having their own baby and want their baby to have their genes could use cloning as the solution.
This may be a be... ... middle of paper ... ...mpowers scientists to eliminate disorders from the human genome and will soon allow parents to choose the traits and genetic factors of their children. However, the risks involved in genetic engineering of human genome are far too great. Genetic engineering is unnatural; but it is not bad. Until we have sufficient knowledge on the risks of genetic engineering, the risks to all the future descendants of the individuals outweigh the benefits to the small number of the individuals. The lack of knowledge should limit the advancement of genetic engineering.
In order for cloning to be a successful endeavor in the medical field, misconceptions and fears have to be reduced by educating people on the subject. Things such as the 10,000 Hitlers scenario, a fear of loss of identity in the clone, and ¡§playing God¡¨ are reasons people give to ban all types of cloning. On the other hand, cloning for medical research, as I have demonstrated, can prove to have amazing results. It is still a young science that is imperfect, but with the funding and support of others cloning can cure many genetically inherited diseases, prevent deaths for people who wait endlessly for an organ transplant, and help parents to not pass their genetic diseases on to their children. To ban this research will be a loss of technology that can change the way modern medicine is applied and medical research is implemented in the future.
People would discriminate against cloned people and criticize, although they would be no different than you or I. Today this could be possible because a clone law doesn't exist. The government is trying to make a regulation about cloning technology after further research. In conclusion to my research on cloning I do believe that cloning can benefit society if it is controlled, regulated, and only practiced by a licensed specialist. In the future I do believe that cloning will benefit mankind, mostly in the medical field.
In the cloning technology, eggs or sperms would not be needed to be conceived by a person because any cell would do. One parent contributes DNA, making the child almost an identical twin. He or she would differ from the parents much more than identical twins differ from each other. In many parts of the world, human cloning is banned. For example, Canada's new Human Reproductive and Genetics Technologies Act made it illegal to clone human embryos, research on human embryos later than 14 days after conception, and the creation of embryos for research purposes alone.
There are two main controversial types of cloning that come from SCNT which are reproductive and therapeutic cloning. Reproductive cloning involves the creation of another life and should be banned. “In therapeutic cloning … there [is no] implantation into the uterus to create a child” (Murnaghan). It is used to create stem cells for medical use and can save lives. The medical possibilities of stem cells are immense and definitely should be pursued with caution.
The goal of this process is not to create cloned humans, but to harvest stem cells that can be used to study human development and to treat disease. Stem cells are important to b... ... middle of paper ... ...tainly improve the standards of living, simplify existing procedures, and possibly save lives. Since the common arguments against cloning can easily be refuted, the only reason why some people might oppose cloning is because they are afraid of a new technology, as stated before. Since the time Dolly the sheep was cloned there still have been few major advancements, once we are able to make a major medical breakthrough I believe that the minds of the unbelievers will change. Just like we cannot uninvent the atom bomb, we cannot forget about the technology of cloning.
When considering how In Vitro Fertilization lines up with the natural order of things, there are multiple similarities. With human reproduction, the uniting of a sperm and egg within a female’s body begins the process for a new individual. During the process of IVF, the uniting of the sperm and egg just takes place outside of the body, monitored by medical professionals. For those that do not believe life and moral importance begin at conception, there is an attitude that it is “‘absolutely fine to discard embryos’ because they have no central nervous system, feeling of pain, consciousness, concept of their own identity, or any interest in their own future existence” (Ehrich). This view of the embryo really simplifies the issues dealt with during In Vitro Fertilization because it takes away any responsibility to the embryo as a valuable life and turns it into a work object (Ehrich).
In the novel “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro society has found a way to surpass this issue and make organ transplantations successful without causing harm to the patient. “Your lives are set out for you… before you’re middle aged you will start donating vital organs. That’s what each of you was created to do.”(Ishiguro, 81). In the novel, the problem is resolved through the use of human clones which provide donor organs to compensate for the supply and demand ratio, which also solves issues of compatibility as now there will be a wider selection of compatible organs for use. However, cloning of humans is strictly forbidden; the clones are also human beings as they have dreams and aspirations harvesting organs from human clones would be no different that killing another human being.