The case against cloning, including therapeutic cloning, has mainly been argued on grounds of morality. Opponents have warned that creating embryos through cloning for the purpose of research (with the full intention of destroying them later) is a breathtakingly radical enterprise. For the first time in history, human lives will be created for the explicit purpose of exploitation. Such considerations have led activist Jeremy Rifkin to opine that the cloning debate is to the 21st century what the slavery debate was to the 19th. Unfortunately, we live in a time of widespread and extreme non-judgmentalism, an era when many Americans simply do not respond to moral arguments in public policy debates.
It is because of these medical, societal, and religious concerns that human cloning should not be performed. Medically, we are not sufficiently advanced enough to safely perform cloning on humans. Societally, our government is unsure of what to do about the situation, and the people are unsure about cloning’s effectiveness. Finally, on the religious side of cloning, Christians, Catholics, and other religions are against the use of cloning for the fear that people will become too prideful in their ability to essentially design life. Until something is done to rectify these issues, human cloning will continue to be unethical and should remain unused.
Cloning: Just Legalize It! Cloning is a very controversial topic since it relates to moral values of human beings. In February 1997 scientists in Scotland announced the birth of the first cloned sheep named Dolly, this heralded the future of cloning possibilities and scientists began extensive experiments on cloning and have since then cloned both plants and animals successfully. The next step was to clone actual human beings but before experiments could have been carried out pressure started build on the scientists because people started to doubt if cloning was ethical and morally correct. Governments began to introduce bans and constraints on cloning, as they felt cloning was not correct and because they represented the people of its country, it had to act on it.
Altering human DNA to be the very best at its full potential is viewed by many to be corrupt and only dooming ourselves to have split societies. Science has come a long way from genetically cloning animals to in the near future, genetically engineering a child with certain characteristics the parents are willing to give. Does this necessarily mean that the child is made to do exactly what he or she is genetically coded to do? This is a major concern from basically taking away any sort of human right the child may have in having a choice, but also rules can be regulated based on trial and error exercises. While genetically altering genes is within our lifetime, we should be able to use it only if it is closely regulated with rules and guidelines necessary.
These pluripotent cells are then put into a plastic laboratory dish that has a nutrient know as the culture medium. The pluripotent cells have the ability to read all information contained in their DNA within their nucle... ... middle of paper ... ... With federal funding and the approval of the FDA, to trial these embryonic stem cells on humans, and conduct further research. The research can now speed up in process and hopefully fulfill the promises it offers. If successful these embryonic stem cells can save lives, and can change lives for those who have struggled from diseases and disabilities, that have limited their life. President Obama a strong supporter of the research said after lifting the ban on federal funding "I cannot guarantee that we will find the treatments and cures we seek.
Stem cells may provide organs and tissues in the near future, but this is doubted due to the fact that many people believe that life starts when conception occurs, causing many scientists to think that destroying an embryo is immoral and considered murder. Although there are many positive effects of studying stem cells, there are still many controversial debates of whether or not scientists should study the process of making unspecialized stem cells into specialized stem cells, because for the people who believe that life starts at conception, is basically studying the murder of humans. Stem cells may provide regenerative medicine in the future, and it is highly likely that there will still be debates over this matter.
DNA is what makes you you. It has four nitrogen bases; A, T, C, and G make up the way a person look and develop. This DNA is cut into sequences called By changing the way the protein codes for a specific trait or gene we can make the DNA mutate to a better cell. While changing DNA could lead to cures in the medicine, some say genetic experimentation should not be allowed because it is not safe. Even though the critics do not think that genetic medicine is safe, Americans should all support genetic testing because the testing is revolutionary, more effective, and can cause major diseases to fade away.
In order to get them it requires the destruction of the human embryo. This is why the United States governments have tried to restrict stem cell research. In certain presidencies they have succeeded to restrict it, making further research of stem cells more difficult. When you look at all the things stem cells can do for a human being it is pretty obvious that they are very beneficial to us. However to get a stem cell it requires the destruction of a human embryo which is the biggest issue.
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. Proponents of human cloning may argue that it is just a logical and inevitable advance in science research and technology. It is, however, too risky for human subjects. At the present time, the general consensus of the public is against human cloning. (Fitzgerald 37) Within a few years' time, however, the medical possibilities of human cloning may be attractive enough to change public opinion.
In the future, geneticists would be able to clone pieces of organs and, then, make organs for surgeries involving transplants. Geneticists may even be able to clone cells from damaged organs and then engineer exact duplicates. Genetics will definitely have a large impact on correcting of malfunctions in the human body. Without doubt, genetic engineering has already helped make human life easier and will continue to do so in the future, provided that research on genetic engineering continues. All advancements in science have led to positive and negative results, yet, the rewards of genetics greatly outweigh the disadvantages.