Cloning - Stronger, Smarter, and More Perfect Humans

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Cloning - Stronger, Smarter, and More Perfect Humans

A few years ago if you were to ask someone about the possibilities of

cloning they would most likely say it was impossible. This attitude towards

cloning has been held into belief up until recently when scientists in Scotland

cloned a sheep. And immediately after scientists in Oregon cloned a monkey

(Fackelmann 276). The most major breakthroughs of the century in science has

occurred and we are not ready for it. The scientific breakthrough of cloning has

caused a great deal of controversy in the media and also in the government. The

advantages of cloning are tremendous to the human race and cannot be ignored.

I believe that cloning humans is what the human race needs to advance.

Humans would be stronger, smarter, and more perfect. Scientists could remove bad

genes from the parents and replace it with a good one. If one of the parents had

a bad gene or hereditary disease this could be removed from the embryo and

replaced with another "clean" gene. This process is called embryo screening it

is used to determine if the child has received the defective gene. Several

embryos could be cloned, then the DNA from one of the embryos would then be

removed and standard genetic testing would be used to detect whether or not that

embryo contained the genetic disease. If this cloned embryo containd a disease

then one of the other embryos could be used for implantation in a parent, this

guarantees that the child would be free of genetic disease (Marshall 1025). For

those who disagree with cloning I am sure if there child could be saved from a

genetic disease they would reconsider cloning.

Imagine if one of your friends or family members was in need of a liver

or kidney. Most likely you would donate your own liver or kidney to save there

life. But then you are one organ short. Well this happens a lot and seems to

work fine. But if they needed a new heart you might have trouble finding one.

Not if you had a clone of yourself that could supply you with a new organ or

maybe even a relatives organ that was naturally stronger (Cloning 1117). Someone

could replace their old organs with new ones and extend their life span.

Thousands of lives that could be saved if we had the technology and advanced

science of cloning available. Even accepting an organ from a relative it may

fail, it has to be compatible with our body system , if its your clone, then its

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