"Everybody who thought it would proceed slowly and could be stopped was wrong," said Lee Silver, a professor from the University of Princeton. Without proper research to support the ban, the premature ban should be reconsidered and appealed. Cloning could provide a way for infertile couples to produce children genetically similar to themselves, a method of creating spare organs for transplants, and a cure for genetic disease. Human cloning may provide numerous benefits to mankind and should not be banned. Some people say that it is morally wrong and others are scared that a leader, such as Sadam Husian, will clone himself.
Cloning is Not What it Used to Be On Sunday, February 23, 1997, Scottish researchers broke one of nature's greatest laws by cloning a lamb from a single cell of an adult ewe. This breakthrough opens the door to the possibility for the cloning of other mammals including humans. This remarkable achievement is being looked at as a great advancement in animal agriculture. But this achievement could lead to ethical questions of standard. Researchers lead by Ian Wilmut of the Roslin Institute in Midlothian, Scotland, showed that a fully differentiated cell from the mammary tissue of an ewe could be manipulated in such a way as to produce a genetically identical copy of the animal that the DNA was acquired.
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.
After many successful cloning experiments on increasingly complex animals, scientists have begun thinking about human cloning. This has raised many debates about the ethics and safety of experimentally cloning humans. While some advantages could be gained from human cloning, it should not be performed due to significant medical, societal, and religious concerns. The most successful cloning results were produced using a procedure known as Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer, or SCNT. SCNT cloning processes are performed by removing the nucleus with genetic material from an unfertilized egg, then replacing it with genetic material from the adult cell being cloned.
Victor Frankenstein is exactly like the scientists of today. Victor Frankenstein is trying to make a human being from other, deceased human beings, this could be compared to cloning today, making one creature from another. The possibility, or theory of genetic engineering can guarantee that humans would be without deformity, affliction or frailty. Victor Frankenstein may not have chosen parts for his monster, or human that were necessarily beautiful, but Victor Frankenstein tried to make his product as earthborn as possible. Victor Frankenstein was simply doing the same thing that scientists have always been trying to do.
Based on the previous research I have done, cloning being legalized endanger... ... middle of paper ... ...ed at risk. In accordance with the reasons above, cloning shouldn’t be legalized on account of the irrepebable damage it causes in various ways. Out of the reasons against cloning, ones based on religious, social, personal, economic opinion are less effective arguments. However, scientific observations are highly considerable for not permitting human cloning because of it is proven to be leading to death or many diseases, putting lives in danger. Correspondingly to what I have found in my researching process, the question of ‘Are there benefits of cloning present as well?’ appeared.
The technology would take years to perfect and it might at first produce unpredictable results. Creating humans who are likely to develop deformities or killing malformed fetuses would be morally indefensible. Most people balk at the idea of engineering a race of people with supposedly superior physical and mental traits, since that would mean that some characteristics would have to be deemed unwanted and eliminated. Scientists should stop their further research on human-cloning for a better world with people with their own uniqueness.
Cloning is a relatively new idea and the verdict on whether or not it is acceptable has not been decided yet. The technical process of cloning creates genetically identical copies through multiple methods. Animals have been cloned in the past, including the famous Dolly the Sheep. In the future, wooly mammoths may be resurrected via cloning. Also, it is possible that human cells may be cloned in the future if science and ethics ever come to an agreement.
The scientists then committed somatic cell nuclear transfer and took the inactive donor cells and fused them with an egg without a nucleus from a different bread of sheep. Then, continuing to use the reproductive cloning procedure, the scientist implanted the egg into a third breed of sheep’s uterus. When Dolly came to full term and was born, the scientist immediately recognized that the lamb looked very similar to the breed of the sheep who donated the DNA, and nothing like the sheep who donated the egg or gave birth to the lamb. Later on, DNA tests confirmed that indeed, Dolly was an exact clone of the DNA donor. On April 13, 1998 Dolly gave birth to a healthy lamb, proving her health to be standard.
Within the last decade, scientists from PPL Therapeutics were able to clone the famous sheep, Dolly, who ignited the flame for the many controversial issues to follow. She was specifically “formed by a nuclear transplantation of a parental nucleus into a donor egg; she inherited the DNA outside of her nucleus from the donor’s egg”(MilGram 5). The scientists removed all genetic material from the egg and then injected the nucleic material from the donor into the egg. After doing so successfully, they harvested this egg in the uterus of a lamb and the rest is history (Kolata 12). There are a couple of misconceptions that first must be cleared.