The Cloning Of Human Cloning Essay

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Human cloning is ethically problematic as it presents a vast number of major problems that would arise as a result of it.

Cloned humans could suffer many medical issues and cause tremendous damage to the human gene pool. The cloning process is very risky to everyone participating in it, specifically the child clone. Results from past experiments show that, “the success rate of past cloning experiments are .1% to 3%, meaning that for every 1000 tries only 1 to 30 clones are made” (---). These 1 to 30 clones could suffer many abnormalities at birth such as a substantially increased birth size, liver and brain defects, lung, kidney and cardiovascular problems, immune system failure and sudden unexplained deaths (---). Many cloned children will lead hospital, medication and surgery filled lives and experience excruciating pain, therefore, it is clearly evident that the cloning process is far too risky to attempt on humans. Secondly, with cloning of the same characteristics, over time the human gene pool will diminish in size causing disastrous effects on human survivorship. Populations with small gene pools are at a greater risk of extinction than populations with larger gene pools. This is because having two or more genes in a population allows greater flexibility in dealing with the environment and fighting off diseases (--). For this reason it is necessary for humans to have a large gene pool and avoid human cloning for the sake of survivorship. Thirdly, the somatic cell…

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