Every scientific advancements is accompanied by a list of risks, and, many people feel that the benefits of genetic engineering are not worth the gamble. However, it is not hard to understand why some people feel this way. Genetic engineering strikes the question of ethics, will this diminish the meaning of being human? Many fear that we are putting our food chain at risk, or that we can cause a major threat to our health by creating a new disease organisms to which there is no available cure. It is true that there may be risks involved, nonetheless, it should be acknowledge that science has provided us with many beneficial advancement that at one poi... ... middle of paper ... ...st themselves have recognized the problems that it could bring to the environment, therefore created a method where the modified eggs could all be made sterile at one time.
Although genetic engineering seems to be more harmful than helpful, when used correctly, it will help the society prosper. Considering the technology our society has currently developed, genetic engineering is a difficult topic to discuss and confirm. If the researchers confirm this process, it may become easier for the scientists and will help cure the diseases easily. The debate, however, will still be on the rise because of the issue in human morals and ethics.
While cloning organs may seem ethical, cloning a human is dangerous. Still, scientists argue that the intentions of cloning are ethical. On the other hand, there are many who disagree with those claims. According to those from a religious standpoint, it is playing God, therefore, should be avoided. From a scientific standpoint it is also very dangerous, as scientists are playing with human cells which, if done wrong, can lead to genetic mutations that can either become fatal to the clone, or cause it severe disabilities.
While this new advancement in gene therapy promotes new hopes to cure life-threatening diseases or help the amputee or physically disabled persons to lead life like a normal human, it also raises questions about morality as well as the adverse effects it may cause in the future society. In our media intensive society, thousands of newspapers and magazines, tv talk shows resound with different points of view about the morality of gene therapy. Proponents of this medical treatment argue that it promises enormous benefits for medicine as well as agriculture and industry. Yet, it has aroused considerable public concern because it is perceived by many as an unpredictable technology. The major ethical controversy is whether to alter the natural human genetic structure.
Using stem cells or stem cell research is a way to develop therapies to regenerate damaged organs and heal people who are suffering from terrible diseases. While some believe that human embryo is not to be destroyed, they don’t have to be. In most cases and if regulated by the government all cases; If there is no potential for the eggs to become human beings, then why not use them for the greater good? Stem cell research in my opinion is something that can change the lives of many people, and give them an opportunity to live a better and healthier life.
I say that if it is for the better of that person and if it is going to help them lead a normal life then let them do it. Even though I think that cloning genes and organs for medical purposes is acceptable, I think that cloning of humans is wrong. One of the biggest reasons why I am against human cloning is the health issue. I also think that it would be wrong if the government cloned people just to make them perfect and superior or to take control over the humanity as they did in the book Brave New World.
According to Sir John Gordon, cloning is not as playing God it is simply copying “what nature has already produced” (Gordon). This new development established a series of debates because if there are technologies that enable humans to artificially create mammal, sooner or later the same process will be performed on human. This points to the question, should human cloning be banned? (Cloning: An Overview). Even though there are numerous critics who believe human cloning violates human dignity, there should be an acceptance because it can be a solution to those who are affected with various diseases, it is essential for understanding our ancestors or other prehistoric species, and it benefits parents who lost their beloved children, or those who cannot have children.
If parents want to genetically engineer their children to be exceptionally smart or athletic, there is possibility for our society to start loving their children only for the talents that they were chosen to have. If we all of the sudden have a surplus of geniuses, then being exceptionally smart will no longer be valued or thought highly of. If everyone was as smart as Albert Einstein, no one wo... ... middle of paper ... ...ct baby.” (Pray)” Although the intent of this couple was not to make their child perfect, their request redefined the boundaries that separate serious genetic medical cases from lowering the probability that a child can develop a medical condition. Even though breast cancer is a serious disease, everyone has a chance of developing it in their life. Works Cited Clapper, Rayshell.
"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.
So yes there is that scary though of an early death but it is still worth the research. With the continuous study and development of human cloning the world could potentially help cure medical diseases and help people understand the human body and brain even further without harming actual human beings. There are many different potential diseases that could be ... ... middle of paper ... ... before what makes this unethical to some people? Well this is basically just an opinion. The ethics are basically thrown out the window when trying to create something that is considered a right of only a God but when you let it go and just kind of separate God from the creation you can find something much more beautiful in cloning.