Ethical Effects Of Cloning

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“ Imagine A couple that had been married for only two years was in a terrible car accident. The wife walked away with a few cuts and bruises. The husband, however, was unconscious when the paramedics arrived. He went into a coma shortly after arriving at the nearby hospital. He came out of the coma but was never to be the same again. It turns out that when he was in the accident he had severe head trauma, and would be a vegetable the rest of his life. He could not take part in the reproduction of children. The wife is now distraught because they will never have children together, and she does not want to adopt. She heard about the possibility of cloning and believes that it is the only way that she and her spouse will ever have children.” (Farnsworth, 1) If this scenario did happen in real life and if cloning was banned this couple would never be able to have their own children. By not allowing cloning, it may affect someone’s life dramatically for the better or worse, such as the scenario above. What is cloning? Cloning uses a type of reproduction called asexual reproduction, when cloning researchers create an embryo, which is a baby in the earlier stages of pregnancy, but they do not create the embryo by using a sperm cell to fertilize the egg, instead they replicate the genotype of the organism with specific technology. (Hansen, 879) There are two types of cloning. One is reproductive cloning. Where the scientist use somatic cell nuclear transfer, which starts when the scientist take the egg, and remove its nucleus inside of it, the egg then becomes known as a enucleated egg.” (Bonsor and Conger, 1) Next, The thing that is going to be cloned has to have a cell taken away from it, which contains the DNA of the th... ... middle of paper ... ...o not know a lot about cloning, most people automatically fear cloning even though the majority actually hasn’t heard the possible benefits from it, like how it could help millions around the world who are suffering from Parkinson’s to even perhaps diabetes today. By teaching people more about the benefits about cloning, (because they’re mentality about cloning probably comes from one of those old sci-fi Movies) it could also help people realize that we would be able to save many people. The researchers today have to help make people understand, that even though we don’t know a lot about the subject of cloning still. It could still save plenty of people, or it could help an infertile couple have a child of their own. Also by opening the door to cloning it could unlock the secrets of life’s greatest mysteries, but that is only possible if we give cloning a chance.

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