Bioethics Of Cloning

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The Bioethics of Cloning

Devolder, Katrien. "Cloning." Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Stanford, CT: Stanford U, Metaphysics Research Lab., 2004. 212-214. Print.

This encyclopedia page describes the relationship between cloning and its embryonic cells. Cloned embryonic cells carry important advantages in biomedical research, drug recovery, and toxicity testing that regular cells don’t: these cells can be models when animal cells are not available, research in patients is too dangerous or invasive, in cases of rare diseases. Furthermore, cloned cells can even be used to treat patients. For example, if somebody had a lack of white blood cells, cloning could theoretically build them for their immune system. I can
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Transgenic animals created by cloning can be used to develop certain disease-fighting proteins. Cloning can also be used in organ transplants from animals to humans. This information would be helpful in finding yet more reasons supporting the positive bioethical side of cloning. Although dangerous, the potential for saved lives as described in the encyclopedia is large. This page might be risky to use as many people have a deep and personal connection with animals and might be dismayed with their role in human cloning, despite not having been harmed eighty percent of the time. Nonetheless, it can be used in the body of my essay as evidence of the positivity of …show more content…
Reversing factors like aging and heart attacks, curing infertility, improving cosmetic surgery, combating defective genes, spinal cord injuries, genetic diseases, and cancer are all considered monument feets to be accomplished by the work of cloning technology and worth the risks. Cloning is a very delicate process with significant social and moral undertones, and with it comes a great shift in the inner workings of society. While some see cloning as “playing god,” the Human Cloning Foundation cannot ignore the sheer magnitude of innocent people suffering without it. Because the webpage is actually from the foundation itself, it is obviously very biased. Having said that, its information is accurate, and I can use its facts and interesting perspectives on bioethics in both the body of my essay and the

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