Ethical Reasons: The Pros And Cons Of Cloning
What if patients no longer had to wait months for an organ transplant? Or if a new medicine could cure diseases, like diabetes and osteoporosis. What if we could save endangered species? But this all comes to an ethical disadvantage. Cloning can have great potential solutions to some great issues, but these solutions can never be developed if countries continue to ban cloning. Cloning is a great scientific discovery that can have benefits to cure diseases, save lives, save endangered species and bring families together.
Cloning is the process of replicating cells in order to obtain an identical copy of the “mother” donor. A problem is that cloning can be difficult to study and produce further research as there are ethical issues and new state laws that prohibit further research of cloning. The purpose of cloning is to create genetically identical humans, animals and animal cells, plants and plant cells, various body tissue cells in the human body, to save endangered or extinct species and to create or repair human organs. Cloning is not a new process, plants perform reproductive cloning all the time, as do our body cells (Taras, Stavroulakis, and …show more content…
Plants have been cloned for centuries and in recent decades, primates and mammals have been successful in cloning trials. If we can clone plants and animals, why not endangered species? To clone a species, some scientists use a method where they replace a cell’s DNA with the DNA of the desired species. Then, the cell is put in an egg where it is expected to grow into a living species. While this method may be successful for animals, we should not assume this success would mirror with a human clone (Brownlee 371-72). Some successful cloning trials have been from 1972-2004 where many different scientists were able to create tadpoles, twins, sheep, mice, human embryos, and cats (Lemonick, Cray, Macintyre, Sanders and Song