What Are The Ethical Implications Of Human Cloning?

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In Scotland, 1997, a cell nucleus was transferred into an “empty” cell, and Dolly the sheep, the first mammal clone, was created. Dolly was not the end of cloning. Scientists debated creating a mammoth through a process known as de-extinction. They decided against cloning a dead mammoth not because it was hard, but because they would have nowhere to put the animal (nationalgeographic.com 1). Even humans could be cloned. But what will soon be possible is to enhance ourselves through genetic modification. We currently do this with food; GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are created by cloning the DNA of one organism and implanting it into the genes of another. Frost, pest, and herbicide resistant crops are created through this process. The artificial …show more content…
Dr. Wayne Parrott, professor of crop science at the University of Georgia, found that genetic modification notably raised the nutritional value of Cheerios and Grape Nuts (livescience.com). The new non-GMO cherrios have only 2% of the riboflavin (vitamin B2) daily value while a single serving containing genetically modified wheat offers 25% of the riboflavin daily vlaue (foodnavigator-us.com 1). The majority of GMO critics argue that foods with recombinant DNA are less healthy than “natural” food. This is exceedingly ironic since genetic modification acna and does increased vitamin content, as well as supplying other nutritional enhancements. Genetically modified foods account for 90% of American soy, corn, cotton, and sugerbeets (livecience.com 1). If GM foods were banned, there would be a devastating food shortage. A ban would also stop production on thousands of farms, causing unemployment rates to skyrocket, fame to ensue, and overall economic depression. Increased research in genetic modidfication could, in the near future, aslllow corops to become drought and salt tolerant (actionbioscience.org 1). This change would create more usable space for farmers, and most previous farmland more

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