The Pros And Cons Of Cloning

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Greg Jaffe, a spokesman for the Center for Science in the Public Interest, once said that “one of the issues [I have] had all along with cloning is that just because we can do something scientifically, [does not] mean we should do it.” Just because technology has developed and cloning has a slight chance of becoming successful, does not mean that it should be everyone’s first priority. The positives, negatives, and side effects of cloning should first be thought about. A clone is an “organism that is genetically identical to the unit or individual from which it was derived.” Many think that clones are exact identical twins in both appearance and personality; they are not. As clones grow up, they start emerging different personalities just like everyone else. There also can be minimal or immense differences in the appearances since a large portion of clones are born with awful deformities and defects. Cloning both, animals and humans, has been proved to be very risky. Furthermore, there is a very slim chance that the cloning process will even be successful. Through somatic cell nuclear transfer, one of the processes used for cloning, only 0.1%-3% of cloning works. Still to this day, there have been no successful human clones made. There have been many rumors, but there has been no scientific evidence of those rumors to be deemed true. There have been plentiful animal clones made, though. Many scientists and civilians believe that human and animal cloning should not be used for any type of research or reproduction. Notably, Dolly, a female lamb, is the first mammal to ever be cloned by Dr. Ian Wilmut from Scotland. She is the most well-known animal clone in the world. She did not have a good chance of being born, but... ... middle of paper ... ...it is a possible solution for future problems. Dolly, the first mammal to ever be successfully cloned, did not have a likely chance of becoming a successful clone. Out of 29 of the embryos, only one resulted in a pregnancy. SCNT and artificial embryo cloning are the two major processes used to clone. They should end up producing two genetically-identical clones. There are also many types of cloning that have a chance of being successful such as gene, reproductive, and therapeutic cloning. A lot of cloning experiments leave side effects on the human or animal. Altogether, every religion has its own point of view on the aspect of cloning. Cloning animals and humans can leave the clone with many side effects and deformities. Why should someone have to suffer just so a scientist can perform an experiment? Cloning is wrong and an artificial way to reproduce.

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