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- NEW! Cloning Humans is Beneficial by Tae. Hoon H.
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- NEW! Cloning the Human Race: The Importance and Advantages of Cloning Technology by Seah Nili
- NEW! Should Cloning be Banned? byMichelle Halby
- NEW! What is Mammalian Cloning and Why It May Be Important by Barry Evans
- NEW! Cloning is Beneficial to Humanity by Adam Fox
- NEW! Death, the Final Frontier by Charles Dunn
- NEW!Cloning and Overpopulation - Not a Problem! by Stephanie
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- The Human Cloning Question: To Do, or Not to DO by Miguel Hernandez IV
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Cloning Humans Essay
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Ian Wilmut’s foray into cloning Dolly has proved to be an appetizing entrée to mankind, with the next step being the cloning of endangered species, and eventually, humans. Although his team of researchers had qualified to the public that it is unethical to clone humans1, the very prospect of being able to replicate creatures of our own kind is nevertheless enticing.
Think of all the possible benefits that make many scientists prepared to cross those ethical boundaries: Firstly, couples who have tried a long time for identical twins, triplets (or even quintuplets!) may now be able to have them by producing clones from a single embryonic cell. Secondly, the cloning of genetically altered cells or…show more content…
Secondly, cloning undermines the need for a reproductive system in some ways, and it will eventually become redundant. Might we then evolve to become creatures with no reproductive organs, such as Ape-man had evolved from his crouched body to today’s human form? It is hard to imagine what we will look like in the future. The pleasures of sex and natural birth will also be greatly compromised! Thirdly, the previously unconceivable notion of not being able to locate the real criminals with DNA fingerprinting toolkits might one day come true, as there could exist an increasing number of people with identical genetic fingerprints. Even the introduction of new iris recognition technology will also be useless since clones have similar irises! Typically, geneticists have also tried to trace ancestral roots and hence the path of evolution via methods such as mitochondrial DNA and Y chromosome analysis.3 A possible proliferation of clones in the future will greatly complicate the work of these geneticists, as there might be cases of multiple possible mothers and fathers.
A dilemma will also emerge: What type of cells should we clone—mature adult cells or embryonic cells? Whereas embryonic cells can divide almost indefinitely in cell culture, mature cells can only divide about 50 times4 in cell culture, which gives a pessimistic amount of nuclei to work with,