Essay on Should Human Cloning Be Used Today?

1406 Words May 12th, 2016 6 Pages
Should Human Cloning Be Used Today Cloning is the artificial reproduction of a genetically identical copy of an organism. A clone is produced when DNA is extracted from the cell of the original organism, or “donor,” and inserted into an egg of the same species. The egg cell has had its nucleus previously removed and therefore it reads and duplicates the DNA of the donor cell. Since the first successful clone of an adult organism, Dolly the sheep, scientists have been experimenting with cloning others, such as mice, pigs, rabbits, goats, and other animals. Theories of the opportunities of human cloning, like, curing cancer, infertility, and many other diseases, started developing. Scientists, seeing the new opportunities presented by this new technology, began wondering about using cloning on humans. This raises many new questions on whether cloning humans is ethical, worth the possible consequences, and if it should be allowed in general. Many people dismiss human cloning as something unethical and unnatural, even though nature does it all the time. Nature makes clones, called “twins,” that share the exact same sets of DNA. The twins usually look similar, if not exactly the same, and share similar quirks. Although, their genetic makeup is identical, their “minds, experiences, and personalities are different, and no one supposes they are less than fully human” (Easterbrook). Clones would still live life with completely different experiences than the original person, making…

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