Telomeres power the successful reproduction and division of cells, and are found in the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) of genes found in chromosomes. When she was tested, it was discovered that her telomeres were shorter than other non-cloned sheep her age. However, scientists say that this mistake could be useful for treatment of cancer. By giving cancer cells in the body short telomeres and putting them back into the body, other cancer cells would be infected, and would die qui... ... middle of paper ... ...ning should not happen if it endangers any living being or if it causes loss of respect for the lives of humans and animals. This new technology has the power to do some very serious damage to mankind.
Animal cloning was a huge step into the door for cloning to even happen. I’m glad that it happened to, but other people are not because of science fiction making cloning appear to be a negative thing. Laws that can be taken into effect immediately will falter these science fiction fantasies, and counter most negative ideas of cloning immediately. But there are always lawbreakers, and so science should tread carefully in hopes of countering these people who ruin the positive things. Human cloning should be investigated and thought out thoroughly in order for it to become a huge success, as there are many things to be weary of in this kind of biology study.
“Stem cells have the potential to develop into any kind o... ... middle of paper ... ...versity is bound to decrease.”(“Disadvantages of plant…”) Animals have created a fairly populated amount of controversy agriculturally. “Basic” nuclear transfer was used in Mitalipous, Chung’s and Egli’s studies; these studies successfully created the first mammal clone. This animal was a sheep, and it was named Dolly. Animals are cloned using adult and/or embryonic cells. As controversy arrived over the use of embryos in humans the same thing happened here.
Human cloning is the asexual reproduction of an identical copy of an original. It is one of the most controversial issues of scientific research causing considerable public debates on the ethical side as well as on the scientific front. Under no circumstances should human cloning be legalized in the world. The term « clone » is derived from the Greek word « klon » which means twig and may have arisen from the idea of growing desirable plants by taking cuttings. Today, according to Aaron Hawley a clone is “an organism that has the same genetic information as another”.
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.
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.
Two, scientists could be creating new inventions; helping with saving money and building new technologies. There is no good possible outcome about this ethical idea of cloning but, yet we do have the negative results of the animal cloning’s that were done since scientist wants to clone human because they've done it to animals before. Which can also be double times harder than animal cloning which such an idea shouldn’t haven’t come to the surface, but it exists in our world. The impact that it will have in our world is more likely to be dangerous and we must be aware of this because it will influence how we live. There's nothing superior that could practically come out of cloning a human being, NOTHING!
One of the morality issues of today is stem cell research and cloning. Mankind has found a way to manipulate human cells into something that could save lives. This is a moral issue because even though it can be used to help people, the process of obtaining these cells could be harmful to others. A lot of times innocent embryos are hurt purely for tests and because people are focused on the embryo stem cells, they have little idea that similar results can be obtained from the stem cells of adult donors. The problem with cloning is that it manipulates an existing cell with DNA from a patient or donor and as humans; mistakes are made so the result isn’t exactly correct.
Basically what this means is that they discovered how to make human skin cells from human skin cells, which can help predict that event... ... middle of paper ... ... plummet deeper than it already is. Second reason that I believe it would cause problems would be that it would bring in problems with how these clones are treated, because they’re technically “people” they would have all the same rights as myself and everyone else even though they were genetically constructed. Cloning humans would just be problem after problem, but cloning stem cells, plants and possibly even farm animals doesn’t seem like it could bring in many problems because it could help our environment, but also help humans after injuries or even diseases that they were diagnosed with. In conclusion, I believe that cloning of humans should never be brought up or used, but cloning of stem cells and other cells that help humans with possible problems and to help them live longer should be allowed instead of cloning in general being banned from our country.
(Fitzgerald 37) Within a few years' time, however, the medical possibilities of human cloning may be attractive enough to change public opinion. Research on human cloning would involve huge risks for the initial clones, because any experiments in human cloning would eventually have to be carried out on human beings. Human cloning is unethical because the risks of this practice greatly outweigh the benefits. The technique that produced Dolly the sheep was successful in only 1 of 277 attempts. If this technique were attempted in humans, it would risk miscarriages in the mother and severe developmental problems in the child.