Essay on Cloning, The, And Ethical Implications Of Cloning

2083 Words Dec 12th, 2016 9 Pages
“Clones are organisms that are exact genetic copies. Every single bit of their DNA is identical. Clones can happen naturally, like identical twins. Or they can be made in the lab” (University of Utah). There are two types of cloning Therapeutic and Reproduction cloning. This broad topic leads us to moral, social, and ethical implications of cloning. People heard of cloning since Dolly the Sheep in 1997. Artificial cloning technologies have been around for much longer. Cloning has been around for many years and it has raised many questions. From my perspective cloning isn’t important and should not be done on humans. I think that cloning humans is a little to abnormal and that it can cause many more problems in society. Cloning animals and other insects many be resourceful and helpful for research purposes and could be a great help to many scientists.
What is therapeutic cloning and how do we benefit from it? According to McMahon, “Therapeutic cloning is cloning that is performed for the purpose of medical treatment. It could theoretically be used to grow a replacement organ, for example, to generate skin for a burn victim, or to create nerve cells for someone suffering from brain damage or a neurological condition. The process is closely related to reproductive cloning, in which a copy of an organism is produced, but the two have very different end goals.” For these reasons all cloning isn’t bad and we can benefit from them. Therapeutic cloning can be very useful and…

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