Cloning

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Cloning

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Cloning

ALL CONSTRAINTS UPON CLONING SHOULD BE

LIFED

Cloning has been a very controversial topic
since it affects moral values of human beings and other living things alike.

In February 1997 scientists in Scotland announced the birth of the first
cloned sheep named Dolly, this heralded the future of cloning possibilities
and scientists began extensive experiments on cloning and have since then
cloned both plants and animals successfully. The next step was to clone
actual human beings but before experiments could have been carried out
pressure started build on the scientists because people started to doubt
if cloning was ethical and morally correct. Governments began to introduce
bans and constraints on cloning, as they felt cloning was not correct and
because they represented the people of its country, it had to act on it.

Cloning has its cons but its pros seem to overcome them greatly.

If cloning were allowed to be experimented
scientists would come up of a way to clone body organs which are an exact
replica of an individual body organ. This would prove very to be very beneficial
to a person who may have lost a body organ such as a kidney, scientists
could clone that particular organ for the individual, which, in the long
run, would work better than a transplant organ.

Cloning will certainly expand the scope
of medicine greatly, thus enhance the possibilities of conquering diseases
such as the Parkinson's disease, cancer and other diseases that were earlier
considered incurable

Cloning could be used to increase the population
of endangered species of animals and thus save them from total extinction.

This would help maintain a natural balance on the earth and have a continuos
natural life cycle.

Cloning could certainly benefit couples
who are infertile and want to have a child of their own, thus they could
use cloning to produce a baby with their similar characteristics. In fact
they may be able to even choose the characteristics of their child. Equally
important women who are single could have child, using cloning instead
of artificial insemination. Cloning could also provide a copy of a child
for a couple whose child had died.

Another goal of cloning is to produce livestock
with ideal characters for the agricultural industry and to be able to manufacture
biological products such as proteins for humans.

Some people would suggest that cloning
is unnatural and not ethically correct but so would be talking medicine
when you fall sick. The whole of the modern medicine world in based on
unnaturalness, so it seems cloning would be part of that modern medicine
world. Some people also suggest that clones of human beings would behave
in different ways than a normal human being would however this is also
wrong as the clones will behave like any other human being would behave
as it will have all the characteristics of a normal human being, as long
as the individual who was cloned had human characteristics, it wont really
matter.

In conclusion I would like to say that,
as you've seen above, cloning could be used in various ways to benefit
the lives of humans .It is inevitable that cloning, at some stage, will
play an important, if not vital, part in our lives therefore it is about
time that society accepts this fact and lifts all constraints upon cloning
so that more research can be carried out and help eliminate any risks associated
with cloning.

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