Pros And Cons Of Cloning

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Cloning describes a number of process that can be used to produce genetically identical copies of a biological entity (NHGRI, 2015). The copied material, which has the same genetic makeup as the original, is referred to as a clone (NHGRI, 2015). Gene experimentation is the deliberate modification of an organism through the alternation of its genetic code (Catalano, 2012). Though cloning and gene experimentation are not exactly the same, they have the same basis. Gene experimentation, and cloning of humans and animals have gone on for centuries. Dolly the sheep is one famous clone that many scientists, and people know. Cloned in 1996, in Edinburgh, UK she lived until 2003. She was put down at the age of six, on February 14th. (The Lancet, 2003). This was one of the major advances in cloning since the 1800s. Her creation threw up challenges to all manner, and fear, celebration and medical optimism (Magney, 2003). The cloning of animals is known as reproductive cloning (NHGRI, 2015). There are three different types of cloning, and they all are used for different experimentations. However, with any pro there is a con that goes along with these experiments. The three types of cloning that scientist use are gene, reproductive, and therapeutic. Gene cloning is one of the most common types of cloning done by researchers (NHGRI, 2015). Gene cloning…show more content…
When discussing the pros and cons of cloning humans, I do not remember anyone saying that it would go against the Christian way of life. Although the human that is being created is not conceived how most humans are, it does not mean that scientist are playing God. If this were the case, freezing eggs and sperm, in vitro fertilization (IVF), and using surrogates would also be a form of playing God. There have been many advances in medicine where people who are unable to have kids, can now “scientifically” have

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