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The Benefits of Human Cloning

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The Benefits of Human Cloning

This paper was written to show the reader with information on how cloning a

human is a good idea. It may be too soon right now to clone a human, but in the near

future scientists will be capable of cloning a human successfully.

The rapid development of the technology for cloning has led to moral debates

around the world on whether or not to ban cloning humans. With the advancement of

clone technology two states, California and Michigan, have already banned the cloning of

humans. "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. Maybe he will create some mindless duriods or

bring Hitler back from the dead and rule the world. They also think that some day we will

be able to go to the hospital and just pick up a baby one with the genetic material they

like the best. Then we will no longer need marriage and people will grow apart and live

alone most of their life.

Even though some people oppose the idea of cloning, most scientists and ethicists

agree that it is just a matter of time. Lee M. Silver, a biologist at Princeton University

and author of Remaking Eden, predicts that the first cl...

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...h to have a child, could be tested for possible mutations in the DNA, and

a genetic solution could be created and injected into the still developing egg . Mutations

are natural, but when it causes an abnormality it is a hard thing for a person to live with.

Through cloning technology, genetic defects could be treated to the point where the

person affected could live a normal life.

The call for the ban of human cloning has been premature in the development of

the procedure. The benefits of cloning are innumerable to the medical field and could

revolutionize potentially fatal procedures. Humankind could benefit greatly from this

new technology, and it should not be banned. If God was the original "cloner" when he

created Eve from Adam's rib, and Jesus was a clone of god. If we are wrong in cloning,

would not God also be?

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