Essay On Pros And Cons Of Cloning

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Cloning: Benefits, Harms, and Misconceptions
For decades scientists have pondered over the idea of somatic cell nuclear transfer, otherwise known as cloning. In 1996, their ideas became tangible with the creation of Dolly the sheep, the first organism to ever be conceived through nuclear cell transfer. Today, scientists are closer than ever to clone human cells successfully. Although there is excitement over this potential scientific breakthrough, there are fearful and apprehensive reactions as well. To pursue cloning research entails risking the possibility of eugenic practices, putting human lives in danger, and facing lots of controversy. In spite of its pitfalls, the outcomes could change the future of medicine. Continuing this research could put an end to hereditary and degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis. Not only this, but there would no longer be a need to donate organs if scientists could regenerate organs and tissues through somatic cell transfer. Cloning research brings the public
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Many people feel as though cloning is playing God. Theoretically, if he set up the reproductive process a certain way, is it our job to change it? The process of cloning, anyway one looks at it, involves changing genes that were encoded in a person the second they were conceived. God fearing individuals argue that tampering with the natural scientific world he has created could have repercussions. Even still, we believe we can achieve the science and technology needed to do this effectively, but is it full proof? Can we set up all the regulations needed so that people will not ethically abuse of the permission to clone? There 's always someone who has an ulterior motive, and instead of wanting to advance science they want to abuse people (Pimple pg.

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