Cloning

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Even though cloning would eliminate defective genes and many hardships for society, it would also reduce many aspects of society including individuality and lifespan. Lessening individuality in the United States would suppress us Americans in being who we want to be and being free which we find so important. Having our lifespan shortened from cloning would prevent us Americans from thriving and reaching our goals as adults. In the World State, up to 96 embryos are cloned at a time. These 96 embryos will go through the same conditioning, grow up to look the same, and be the exact same person. (Huxley, 6) Our society, unlike World State, will stay away from cloning because of the many side effects that coincide with cloning. Many advocates argue that cloning would eliminate defective genes. (Pros and Cons of Human Cloning, 2) In World State, they purposely only clone perfectly healthy cells in order to eliminate the risks of mutations. (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. Cloning would also allow gay or lesbian couples to have their own baby in their same genetic make up. (Reproductive Cloning Arguments Pro and Con, 5)This would be one of the stronger reasons to pursue cloning to be legal ... ... middle of paper ... ...ciety that it would lead to. Works Cited http://www.geneticsandsociety.org/article.php?id=282 “Reproductive Cloning Arguments Pro and Con” May 15, 2006 http://www.genome.gov/25020028 “Cloning Fact Sheet” April 28, 2014 http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/cloning/ “Cloning” May 26, 2014 http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/genetic/cloning3.htm How Stuff Works “How Cloning Works” Freudenrich, Ph.D., Craig. March 26, 2001 http://healthresearchfunding.org/pros-cons-human-cloning/ Health Research Funding “Pros and Cons of Human Funding Dec 6, 2013 http://humancloningproject.weebly.com/ “Human Cloning” May 27, 2014 http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/aging/senior-health-lifestyle/5-famous-accomplishments-made-late-in-life1.htm#page=4 “10 Famous Accomplishments Made Late in Life” Molly Edmonds and Becky Striepe May 18, 2009 Brave New World Aldous Huxley

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