The Pros And Cons Of Cloning

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As the biotechnology keeps on developing and new biotechnologies are discovered, cloning of human babies is becoming famous and hot topic among many nations in the world. DNA cloning is a process to create many identical segments of DNA because a single human gene is so subtle and complicated that DNA cloning is necessary to deal with human genes (Cain and et al). The method for cloning is to use bacteria, especially E. coli chromosome, which is a large circular molecule of DNA and contains plasmids that replicate separately from the bacterial chromosome (Cain and et al). In order to clone human DNA, the scientists get a plasmid and insert foreign DNA, or DNA from another source, to the plasmid (Cain and et al). This results in recombinant DNA, and the plasmid that contains this DNA gets returned to a bacterial cell, becoming a recombinant bacterium (Cain and et al). After making a recombinant bacterium, this cell repeatedly goes through many cell divisions, creating many copies of this genetically modified DNA (Cain and et al). This new type of biotechnology is becoming famous because it contains a lot of benefits to both people and science. Cloning first amplifies the number of DNA that is subtle and complicated. Secondly, it can create some clones and genetically modified things such as food in order to benefit the people. The best use of this technology is to fix or replace infertility. “Infertility is a devastating disease. The psychological correlates of infertility are the same as diseases like cancer” shows that infertile couples are suffering the same amount of pain as the patients with cancer do (Mayrav). Therefore, by making such clones, many infertile couples can take advantage from it because by copying each of paren...

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... of human cloning. “Cloning was not illegal in 170 countries” shows that about 90 percent of the countries in the world do not ban the human cloning (“Clone offer for infertile”). Most of the advanced countries such as the United States of America, England, and Australia, banned human cloning because they knew about the dangers and risks of human cloning, while most of the underdeveloped countries such as China did not ban human cloning. The advanced countries that banned human cloning for the use of producing human babies should notify the world about the dangers and risks that human cloning has in order to stop the world from producing a human baby through the biotechnology called cloning. Therefore, the human cloning for infertile couples should be banned; however, cloning with no dangers and cloning for the researches to develop new things should not be banned.

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