Human Cloning Pros And Cons

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Clones are organisms that are the exact same genetically as another organism. Each letter of their DNA is the exact same. Cones can occur in different ways. One of the ways is they can occur naturally through identical twins. Clones can also be created in a laboratory (What is Cloning?). In a laboratory, clones can either be created using a process called Artificial Embryo Twinning or Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer. Artificial Embryo Twinning is a cheap way to create clones like they occur in nature. Scientists take a very early embryo and separate it into individual cells; the scientists then allow these cells to divide for a small amount of time. These embryos are then placed into a surrogate mother where they finish growing. Since these …show more content…
To date, a human has never been cloned fully (Katrien). Because of the controversy regarding human cloning thirty-one countries have banned human cloning entirely. The United States has not passed any official law about human cloning (Kathryn). One benefit of human cloning is that defective genes could be eliminated. Genetic illnesses could be cured by cloning health human cells. Another benefit of human cloning is that infertility could be eliminated, two parents could be created by using cloned cells to have the child be related to the parents without having to go through painful infertility procedures (Pros and Cons). There are also some risks involved with human cloning. One of the risks involved is the possibility of the clone aging faster, because an older cell is used to create the clone the age could be imprinted on the embryo this could result in premature aging and even premature death. Another risk involved with human cloning is that it could reduce the value of human life, people could start to feel that if you have a child and the child isn’t perfect that they can just clone a new one that is perfect. People could also start to think of clones as lesser than natural born humans which could cause societal divisions (Pros and

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