The Pros And Cons Of Human And Animal Cloning

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Human and animal cloning is a well-known ethical debate in our era. To clone something is described as to propagate an organism or cell with identical genetic make-up. According to “The Pros and Cons of Human Cloning,” cloning can be described as “the production of genetically identical organisms via somatic cell nuclear transfer”. This article also describes human cloning as “the application of somatic nuclear transfer technology to the creation of human being that shares all of its nuclear genes with the person donating the implanted nucleus”. Cloning can be broken down into different categories such as DNA cloning, gene cloning, reproductive cloning, and therapeutic cloning. The most talked about category of cloning is reproductive cloning …show more content…
Firstly, due to cloning consisting of creating identical genes thus causing a lack of diversity. “Scientists believe this lack of diversity will lower the human race’s ability to adapt. Plus, there would be a lack of diversity in the world leading to everyone looking the same” (Natasha Quinonez, 2014). Next, cloning is said to harvest cells from the donor, raise the cells to an embryonic stage, them placing them in a surrogate to grow. The problem with this is that the age of the donor can be imprinted on the growing embryo causing the embryo to age at a faster rate than normal. The rate at which they age may cause a two year old baby to look like a forty-five year old man. Next, humans shed millions of cells throughout the day and those skin cells end up falling off. A human can be eating in the dining hall and their skin cells fall off and someone can come behind them and collect those fallen skin cells. The security of human cloning is not as secure as it should be. Lastly, a rise of malpractices within the society is caused by people deliberately reproducing unwanted traits. The primary cons to the issues are not the only ones that should be considered. One should also view the regular cons to the

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