The Pros And Cons Of Reproductive Cloning

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Cloning is a recent innovative technique, which NIH defines as a process that can be employed to produce genetically identical copies of a biological entity. Depending on the purpose for the cloning procedure, human health or reproduction can result in an evolutionary change. “Somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) is the most common cloning technique. SCNT involves putting the nucleus of a body cell into an egg from which the nucleus has been removed."^1 (Center for Genetics, 1) From this technique, reproductive cloning enables an embryonic cell to produce an animal that is genetically identical to the donor. Today, human cloning still remains as a vision, but because of the success of Dolly, the lamb, researchers are becoming more confident in the ability to produce a 1genuine human clone. …show more content…
Cloning presents questions that cannot be clearly resolved. In addition, arguments advocating for our diversity, uniqueness, and safety must be justified due to the adverse effects that cloning endures. Reproductive cloning may have positive outcomes, but unfortunately, I do suppose that the disadvantages outweigh the benefits. Weaknesses of cloning include: an excessive failing rate, a shorter life span for the clone, and declines in diversity of our society. Therefore, is it morally right for our society to employ reproductive cloning? No, reproductive cloning should be prohibited because it poses as a threat to our society according to the principles of nonmaleficence, natural law, and Kant’s

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