The English embryologist Ian Wilmut state “I see nothing wrong ethically with the idea of correcting single gene defects [through genetic engineering]. But I am concerned about any other kind of intervention, for anything else would be an experiment, [which would] impose our will on future generations [and take unreasonable chances] with their welfare ... [Thus] such intervention is beyond the scope of consideration.” (Wilmut) .Wilmuts point is that genetic engineering would help future generations to become healthier, and it could be more affordable, it will be cheaper to cure a disease rather than trying to control it for years. Yet some readers may challenge my opinion by insisting that genetic enhancement would have many benefits it will improve humans, for example improving the childs intelligence or give the parents the oportunity to select the pysical characteristic of the baby. All these are true, but this would be for the sole desire to satisfy superficial longings,genetic enhancement also can
However the big picture isn’t seen by many, and by allowing genetic engineering we will be able to save so many people’s lives that we never thought could be possible. Even though it is argued that we will not know exactly what will happen in the future of the genetically engineered person or how the new genes will react in their body, we do know that the risk is worth taking. People who do not give credit to genetic engineering think that “human g... ... middle of paper ... ...on of human embryos but they successfully argue that the benefits of therapeutic cloning outweigh the morally based objections regarding the process” (2011). Furthermore they emphasize the fact that human lives are spared and improved by the use of genetic engineering and that the destruction of human embryos can eventually be omitted out of the process in a near future through other forms of technology. All in all, there is a considerable amount of information on genetic engineering and steam cell research that could be beneficial to the public.
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.
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. We have found another way to make people and another way to potentially save lives. When I look at the future cloning is the way to go because we can find a way to make people live longer and healthier lives even if there are a few downfalls we can only improve by working with people. The more we work with cloning people the better it will get and then we can start improving medical care. This will be just like how Dolly started with a lot of failures and then a few successes and then hopefully a way to cure the thing most people fear.
Some critics opposed to cloning present valid ethical issues with expanding it to humans. Human cloning seems to be an inevitable part of our future, yet it may be delayed due to the ethical concerns. Human cloning’s disadvantages outweigh its advantages. The low success rates of cloning, the continual growth of the world’s population, and turning clones into objects as opposed to humans, all suggest that human cloning is too risky to be pursued. Human clon...
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.
“Your success cannot be 1 or 2 percent. A 2 percent success rate is not ... ... middle of paper ... ...is not only unfair, but also counterproductive to the development of individuation of each twin. In conclusion, the thesis of this paper is supported by three contentions. First, if successful, cloning can have a lot of positive technological advancements that would help humanity. Second, Dolly, the first cloned mammal, inspired many scientists to speculate a new era in cloning technology and raise hopes for future probability in which human cloning was possible.
This discovery sparked a curiosity for cloning all over the world, however, mankind must answer a question, should cloning be allowed? To answer this question some issues need to be explored. Is cloning morally correct, is it a reliable way to produce life, and should human experimentation be allowed? Scientists have no problem with the ethical issues cloning poses, as they claim the technological benefits of cloning clearly outweigh the possible social consequences, not to mention, help people with deadly diseases to find a cure. Jennifer Chan, a junior at the New York City Lab School, said, "?cloning body organs will help save many patients' lives," she said.
Considering that these diseases can be cured before being born, post-natal engineering seems invasive and inconsiderate. Designer babies is a very powerful technology that will keep developing and expanding its uses. It will shape our future in many ways. How it changes our future depends on us. If we decide to use this technology for medical uses only, it will bring humans into a new era free from devastating diseases like Hemophilia A or some types of cancer; however, if we decide to use this technology to create “super humans”, we might be putting the first stepping stone towards the destruction of humanity (genetically and evolutionary speaking).
The goal of this process is not to create cloned humans, but to harvest stem cells that can be used to study human development and to treat disease. Stem cells are important to b... ... middle of paper ... ...tainly improve the standards of living, simplify existing procedures, and possibly save lives. Since the common arguments against cloning can easily be refuted, the only reason why some people might oppose cloning is because they are afraid of a new technology, as stated before. Since the time Dolly the sheep was cloned there still have been few major advancements, once we are able to make a major medical breakthrough I believe that the minds of the unbelievers will change. Just like we cannot uninvent the atom bomb, we cannot forget about the technology of cloning.