Cloning Cloning is the process of creating a genetic duplicate of an individual. Since the February 1997 announcement of the birth of Dolly, a sheep cloned by Ian Wilmut, cloning research has increased considerably. Cloning humans has recently become much more of a possibility in society than it was years ago. Scientists are on the edge of a huge breakthrough in the field of human cloning, and society must ask itself whether or not it should be allowed. Many arguments can be made for and against human cloning, but since it is unethical and would take away individuality and disrupt social values, the practice of cloning humans is one that government should ban and society should not accept.
Should all cloning be legalized in America? This question has been asked repeatedly since the famous sheep “Dolly” was cloned in 1996 and lived until 2005. After this wild experiment became successful, people believed that they should be using this to clone human beings which very quickly sparked controversy causing questions to be asked. In an the article called “Experiment Brings Human Cloning One Step Closer”, scientists talk about how they know everything they need to in the event that they would need or want to clone a human being. A clone is defined as a cell, cell product, or organism that is genetically identical to the unit or individual from which it was derived.
Dolly the sheep, the first cloned mammal. Pyrenean Ibex cloned after the species became extinct, rendering them temporarily de-extinct for 7 minutes. These events lead to the discovery of various medical applications of cloning, such as exact matches for organs. Christians may try to claim that it against the bible since it is like “playing God” by giving life to those without. Now can you grasp such a concept, or is a scenario required?
Stem cell research has been around since the early 1980's and since its development many advances have been made. In the beginning they could only speculate what they could do with the cells. They have come farther than anyone cold imagine when they cloned dolly the sheep in 1997 and since then it has become a popular subject. People fore the most part are open to the idea that stem cells could be the cure for many diseases but it scares them to thing that since scientists can change the cells in a kidney that why couldn't they manipulate the cells to make a perfect human. Though the argument is sound and logical it is unlikely that in the near future of ever for that matter that our government would allow such things to happen.
Even though these fetuses were donated and signed with consent, knowing what will happen to them. But despite all this, scientists are slowly moving away from this method and finding new ways for stem cell research, but the controversy still lives on. In recent years, president Obama has signed a bill that would allow government funding for the research but it is very limited. In order to keep stem cell research going, the government needs to lift up its restrictions, the sooner the better. The funding for Stem Cell Research should be increased over current levels because stem cells have the potential to cure and save many lives.
The possibility of stem cell research exploded with momentum when a certain sheep named Dolly was born. The reason why this was such a breakthrough is because Dolly was the first mammal ever cloned. Although this all began in 1996, the study into stem cell research has been documented since the 1960’s, where Joseph Altman and Gopal Das brought forward new evidence of adult neurogenesis ( the ongoing stem cell activity in the brain). The birth of Dolly brought many breakthroughs for the scientific community but it also created an avalanche of concern because of the ethical implications. With all of the reporting on Dolly, the news media only spoke of one type of cloning and that is reproductive cloning.
Whether or not people believe in the "art" of cloning you have to agree that there are definitely good things that can come from all of this research. Researchers say that within 5-10 years we will actually be able to grow headless human clones. I’m not saying that this should be ethical to everyone, but just imagine the possibilities. No more waiting lists, and nearly uliminating organ rejection should be and exiting prospect to everyone. This type of technology could save thousands of lives.
Following the cloning of Dolly, the sheep in 1996 by Ian Wilmut and his colleagues at Roslin Institute in Scotland, the idea of cloning humans became a very important source of interest, debate and research. Advanced Cell Technology created the first human clone in 1998, after the cell was cultured; an embryo was formed and destr... ... middle of paper ... ...d might face in the future, it would allow infertile couples to have a child and has many other benefits, it shouldn’t be prohibited because of religion. Last but not least, cloning would become a kind of traffic or commerce used to create armies and slaves. Instead of spending huge amounts of money on cloning experiments, governments should care about other issues such as stopping world hunger. Panes Zavos, spokesman for a group of European scientists once said: “The world has to come to grips that the cloning technology is almost here.” It could be true.
The Dilemma of Cloning Man is quickly approaching the reality of cloning a human being. Once regarded as a fantastic vision dreamed up by imaginative novelists, the possibility of creating a person in the absence of sexual intercourse has crossed over the boundaries of science fiction and into our lives. While genetic engineering has helped improve the quality of life for many people, it poses many ethical and moral questions that few are prepared to answer. The most current and volatile debate surrounding human cloning seemed to surface when the existence of Dolly, a clone-sheep, was announced on February 23, 1997 by Ian Wilmut and colleagues at the Roslin Institute in Scotland. The cloning technique, which had never been successfully performed in mammals before, involved transplanting the genes of an adult male sheep with a differentiated somatic cell and transferring them into a female sheep's egg, of which the nucleus had been removed.
Overall, religion and ethics play a vital role in the both of these viewpoints and greatly effect many positions on the topic of cloning. In February of 1997 Dr. Ian Wilmut, a 52-year-old embryologist at the Roslin Institute in dinburgh announced the cloning of a lamb named Dolly 1. He had replaced the genetic material of sheep's egg with the DNA from an adult sheep. The findings of Dr. Wilmut immediately created many new controversial questions. None were as controversial as: Will they apply this to humans as well?