Essay on Should Cloning Be Beneficial?

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It is normal to think cloning is something out of a science fiction orb. For many years, scientists have been telling the world that it’s impossible to clone humans, but they were all wrong. The technology of cloning humans is already here, as evidenced by Dolly the sheep, but it called forth questions about the role of God in society, the soul and even the quality of life a cloned individual would have (“16 important pros and cons”). Cloning technologies can prove helpful to researchers in genetics. With the history of cloning, one difference to help in mind, with dealing with cloning, is the reproductive cloning or therapeutic cloning.
To begin with, cloning is the process of producing genetically identical individuals. Plants and animals has been a frequent practice for hundreds of years. The first idea of cloning was proposed by the scientist, Hans Sperman. He did an experiment to replace the nucleus of an egg cell with the nucleus of another cell to grow an embryo. His student Hilde Mangold showed that the genetic information needed for cloning is held in the nucleus of cells. Twenty years later, multiple scientists used frogs to do cloning experiments. “John Gurdon became the first person to clone an animal using SCNT, in 1958” (“A Brief History of Cloning”) However, scientists thought human cloning was impossible until the victorious cloning of the first mammal, Dolly the sheep, in 1997. The Harvard Medical School states that “Dolly was a major scientific and…

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