The Benefits Of Human Cloning

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Though cloning is now a reality; is it something that should be pursued or is it something that should go in the history books as an achievement and left alone? When Dolly the sheep is mentioned, most people know exactly the significance of her role in science history. Dolly was the first sheep to be cloned in the 1990’s, and has since lead to many more advancements in science around the world. Less commonly known to people according to a cloning timeline from the genetics department at the University of Utah, “the first successful embryo twinning was done in 1885 by Hans Adolf Edward Dreisch.” Since that day in the late 1800’s scientist have progressively made steps forward in cloning animals and most recently stem cells. With all these advancements …show more content…
There is little known about the benefits that would be gained from a successful human cloning, since it’s never been done. However, speculations show that it could be beneficial in the medical industry to reproduce damaged organs, tissues or cells. Cloning humans has the possibility to eradicate everything we currently know about the nature of our lives, and runs the risk of turning the procreation process into a manufacturing process allowing people to pick and choose what characteristics they’d like “added on” to their child. There are other things the natural process allows for that cloning may not; a lot of times in early pregnancies if there is something wrong with the baby the body will naturally cause a miscarriage in the mother. Since it’s an already formed embryo that is transferred into a carrying mother we don’t know if bodies would still react this way and could potentially cause for a spike in births with deformities or incurable diseases that would have naturally been taken care …show more content…
Stem cell research is highly controversial in itself, let alone adding the topic of cloning to it. There are documented benefits to using stem cells in the fight against incurable diseases like cancer, Parkinson’s disease; they have the potential to help with burn victims by replacing the damaged skin. There has been successful cloning of stem cells in the United States, used on adult patients, but there is still a lot of research to do to see the benefits of cloning stem cells. However, if stem cells are cloned they’re not taken from live embryo, which causes the baby to be destroyed in order to gather the stem cells needed. Another issue with cloning stem cells is; “It 's not clear that there are enough eggs in supply to support a large-scale production of stem cells this way” (Landau,

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