Scientists say that they see some sort of genetic problem almost every time they clone and they do not know what is wrong with the cloning process, or why the cl... ... middle of paper ... ... not have enough room to develop in the uterus. Cloned animals have nearly always had some sort of obvious defect, and the ones that do not look normal almost always are not really normal. Also, there are 30,000 genes and the chances are extremely small that an egg cell would reprogram all of these genes correctly (Kolata 1). As a result, the clones are not normal. Because of all of this, cloning should be made illegal.
Replacing the DNA of one sheep’s egg with the DNA of another sheep’s udder created Dolly. Plants and lower forms of animal life have been successfully cloned for many years, but before Wilmut's announcement, it had been thought by many to be unlikely that such a procedure could be performed on larger mammals and life forms. The world media was immediately filled with heated discussions about the ethical implications of cloning. Some of the most powerful people in the world have felt compelled to act against this threat. President Clinton swiftly imposed a ban on federal funding for human-cloning research.
This causes a large amount of unease in society, because people fear that stem cells and therapeutic cloning will lead us into disgusting and horrible experimental practices, as well as therapies. Most people in America do not want this horrible vision of the future to come true, so they want all stem cell technology and research banned. People do not want horrible freaks of nature running around, so they want to completely ban stem cell research. There are many stories surrounding the research being done with stem cells. In his article “Who but a Fiend Would Cross Pigs With Men?,” Ian Hunter shows his discontent for the stem cell research methods (Hunter, 2002).
Many misconceptions about human cloning come from science fiction. Almost all science fiction displays human clones as zombie like troglodytes (Pence 39). The people who are afraid of cloning tend to think that someone will break into Napoleon's tomb, steal DNA, and make 2,000 emperors (Wertze 1). Human cloning is anything but this and should not be banned but allowed to proceed with care to ensure the safety of humanity. "Cloning is an obscure term, even in science, and can refer to molecular cloning, cellular cloning, embryo twinning, and nuclear somatic transfer"(Pence 11).
Many have mentioned that in there scripts they believe that we can’t control our life. They think that it is unreligious and inhumane to be allowing people to take charge of their life instead of god. many religious believe that god will control our death may we like it or not. If euthanasia is legalized it will most likely be in con... ... middle of paper ... ... turn into a huge chaos of people dying. Sincerely this way for looking for a non suffering death is very inhumane.
But they stress that such an experiment would be grossly irresponsible, due to the high risk of premature death and severe birth defects in clones. Attempting to clone humans is "irresponsible and repugnant and ignores the overwhelming scientific evidence from seven mammalian species cloned so far," Rudolf Jaenisch, a cloning expert at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology told New Scientist earlier in 2002. Many countries worldwide have passed legislation to ban the creation of cloned babies. But on 5 November, international debate on a global ban was put on hold for at least a year, followi Cloned stem cells may give new lease of life Cloned stem cells may be "younger", "fitter" and much better at
However this is scientifically proven wrong after the first experiment on Dolly the Sheep. Before Dolly was formed scientists experimented on from 277 cell fusions, and only 29 early embryos developed. Off those 29, only 1 embryo successfully turned into a clone. There will also be a problem with the clone life span versus the biological life span the clone has already gained many years by the time it was born because it was taken from an adult... ... middle of paper ... ...ious beliefs of playing with God and considering it a sin. Humans should have sympathy for the clones since they do not have a choice, and they are provided with a less lifespan and more health risks.
Also, human cloning infringes on having own identity rights. This means that human cloning infringes a right to ask that there is only me in the world. So, people do not allow cloning themselves because there should be only they in the world. Opponents also maintain that human cloning contribute to the advanced medical science. For example, in America, chemists sold medicine after animal testing but, it did not work well and after taking medicine, deformed children were born.
To start the developing of the eggs they were shocked with electric pulses; twenty nine of the 277 of these eggs began to divide. The eggs, at that point were implanted into adult female sheep; thirteen of which became pregnant, and only the one of 277 eggs were born - Dolly ( Wilmut 1). Long term prospects of mammal cloning remain in question. this is no where near clinically acceptable for experimentation on humans. In the months following the news of Dolly, President Clinton requested, “ a through review of the legal and ethical issues associated with the use of this technology... with recommendations on possible federal actions to prevent its abuse” (Shermer 1).
It’s Time for an International Ban Genetically Modified Humans If you could ensure that your future children would be healthy, would you? This is a trivial question because most parents would stop at nothing to ensure that their children are healthy. Human germ-line engineering may soon make it possible to alter the genome of human embryos—permanently changing the genetic blueprint for every cell in an embryo’s body. Through human germ-line technology we could eradicate many debilitating genetic diseases (e.g. Tay-Sachs disease, cystic fibrosis etc.