Human Cloning Should Not Be Banned

3678 words - 15 pages

Untitled

Human Cloning Should Not Be Banned�by�Jason Brown

Cloning humans has recently become a possibility that seems much more feasible in today's society than it was twenty years ago. The process used in cloning has been practiced on livestock for quite a few years with good results. The techniques have been proven to work, and with the rapid growth of technology in this field, human cloning can one day be very beneficial to our society. Human cloning has potential to save lives and make better the quality of life for future generations. This is why human cloning should not be banned.�

Many people who oppose this viewpoint are mostly misinformed about cloning. Television, ...view middle of the document...

Cloning is exampled in Magill's Survey of Science as combining bits and pieces of DNA from different sources and combining them in bacteria. We have come a long way since cloning bits and pieces of bacteria. This has given scientist practice to start on larger organisms such as humans. Here are some of the most beneficial ways in which cloning can help humans.�

Human cloning could provide our society with an answer to the shortage of organ donation. We could have an immediate supply of many organs, tissues, and blood types without the wait of someone else dying in order to receive them. No longer would a mother have to tell her dying child that he will have to wait for a bone marrow transplant. Once the cloning of a cell has been done and the cell has begun to divide, it does not necessarily have to develop into an entire person. The cells would be controlled so that they mature into specialized cells or even complete organs. There would be no rejection from the body since the cloned cells would have the same DNA as the donor (Nash).�

Another possible medical advance that could be developed through cloning research is the diagnosis and even curing of genetic diseases such as diabetes. Before the embryo is implanted it could be analyzed for genes that cause diseases such as cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs, and diabetes to name a few. This procedure is already being used in other countries such as England. This way an embryo with the highest chance of good health and survival could be selected for implantation. This could rid our society of genetic defects for our children to produce longer living and healthier humans for the future ( Benot).�

The most poignant argument in favor of human cloning would be to help couples that cannot conceive a child naturally. There are many couples in this world which cannot pass on their genes for the purpose of procreation. Pence says that human cloning would give them a chance to give birth to a child that is genetically related to them. Using in vitro fertilization to produce embryos and then cloning those embryos would give a couple more chances to produce offspring. This way the parents can be assured that their genes will be passed on to future generations (qtd. in Roylance).�

Dr. Richard Seed envisions a cure for cancer through cloning. Cancerous cells look normal in the early stage of the disease, then later become deformed. We could take early cancerous cells and replace their destructive nuclei with a nucleus cloned from a normal cell, thus stopping cancer before it has a chance to keep spreading (qtd. in Weingarten).�

We can also duplicate genes from the past. The DNA does not have to be from a living human. Every cell has the same genetic blueprint as another, therefore we could clone anyone from the past, as long as their DNA was preserved. Human cloning could assist in recreating cultures that were lost in history, such as the ones lost during times of genocide (Vere). We could also regenerate...

Other Essays On Human Cloning Should Not Be Banned

Teens Should Not Be Allowed To Smoke Faizan Sadiq

1432 words - 6 pages smoking can do to them right now. Everyday, almost 4000 children under 18 will smoke for the first time, of which 2000 will become addicted. Teens should not be smoking-- at all! Teens are being influenced by tobacco advertisements. If teens are smoking around friends that don't, they are causing harm to their body by secondhand smoke. Smoking is causing damage to their education and is changing them. The most important thing teens don't understand is

Capital Punishment, Should It Or Should It Not Be Used In Today's Criminal Judging System

1734 words - 7 pages Supreme Court trying to 'get rid' of human lives, is this why the government proved the death penalty to not be unconstitutional. Scholars against the death sentence assure that all doctrines of religion, ethics, and morality are clear that 'human beings must not harm one another, nor should they do to others what they would not have other do to them' ('Taling' 2). The Death Penalty would be put into a court case based on the appeal and the

Essay On Whether Or Not Huck Finn Should Be Taught In Schools

829 words - 4 pages read and test and then it's out of your brain books. Huck Finn is one of the epic books that stay in the mind long after reading, if it is taught correctly. It triggers discussions that make people realize that racism is still alive today.Most of the people arguing about whether or not Huck Finn should be included are either people who haven't read the book, or because of the notorious "n" word. Most people nowadays who argue an opinion will only

Homosexuality In A Christian Society....This Essay Discusses Both Sides To The Controversial Subject Of Whether Or Not Homosexuals Should Be Accepted By A Christian Civilization

1268 words - 6 pages In today's humanity there are countless prejudices that occur. They vary from racial, and gender prejudices to sexual preference and religious discrimination. I have chosen to explore the statistics of people who are homosexual and if it should be morally accepted in a Christian society. I am not really positive on how I stand on this subject because I am a religious person, and my church has stated that, "all who seek to live faithfully

This is an opinion paper about whether or not 16-year-olds should be allowed to see R-rated movies without an adult

578 words - 3 pages 16-year-olds should be allowed to see R-rated movies without an adult. 16-year-olds are young adults, getting ready to enter the real world. 16-year-olds are old enough to deal with seeing the situations portrayed in R-rated movies. In many cases, the policies in place do not prevent 16-year olds from seeing R-rated movies. Furthermore, restricting 16-year-olds from seeing R-rated movies deprives them of seeing many educational and artistic

This Is A Research Paper That Introduces The Well Known Huma Research Project: HUMAN CLONING

1773 words - 8 pages other countries regarding cloning.In 1998, advances in cloning were more apparent to the world. Cloning was now an everyday topic in local and world newspapers. Scientists everywhere were trying to be the first to announce the cloning of a human. Researchers in Korea were the first to announce that they had successfully cloned a human at the infertility clinic at Klyeonghee University. However they were wrong. In reality, the experiment was not

Stem Cells: A Proverbial Obscurity (Argumentative Research Essay Supporting Stem Cell Research; Includes Works Cited Entries)

1934 words - 8 pages to R. Alta Charo, professor of law and medical ethics at the University of Wisconsin Law School, "Debates over cloning, stem cell therapy, and even genetic engineering have become almost hopelessly entangled in the last five years." The potential benefits of stem cell research to the human race are far too monumental to be overlooked or outlawed. Human cloning should be regulated, but it should not be banned entirely.Stem cells are the primordial

Cloning Reflection Written By A Catholic

1242 words - 5 pages the 29 implanted cells, 13 mothers became pregnant, and from the 13 pregnant sheep, only one, Dolly, survived. Obviously, if the same procedures were done on humans, endless amounts of fetuses would be killed, and in actual fact, human cloning would become another form of abortion.As one can see, very few cloning attempts are successful. Many clones die in utero, at late stages, or soon after birth; and those that survive more often than not show

Title: The Appalling Affects Of Cloning Author: Roy Arthur

2071 words - 9 pages to mention the amount of confusion that would occur in the process of doing so. For the next few paragraphs, this paper will elaborate upon key points of the scientific, ethical and religious issues of cloning. Each one of these issues is relevant in a person choice on determining whether or not cloning should be implemented.From a scientific point of view, many quickly conclude that the ability to clone a human being by "nuclear or stem cell

Cloning

2250 words - 9 pages that defects in the insulin action route may be the cause of insulin deficiency. The use of positional cloning is anticipated to advance knowledge on the disease through the identification of the genes causing both insulin deficiency and insulin resistance" (Taylor 9).What is being discussed here is not the cloning of human beings, for some form of population project, but rather the furthering of cloning technology so that people can look forward

Reproductive Technology

3627 words - 15 pages gene pool, a feminist objection towards cloning, and a loss of respect for human life.Ethical Issues Concerning Reproductive TechnologyThe largest and most controversial topic of reproductive technology deals with ethics. What rights might be violated by being a clonant or a "product" of reproductive technology? Everyone should have a right to a unique genetic code, a right to not be deliberately produced with a non-unique genetic code.Many of the

Similar Papers

Should Cell Phones Be Banned From Schools?

480 words - 2 pages Since the early 1900's many schools have banned the use of cellular phones. These schools believed that the ban should be made for the security of the students. Most of the schools felt that cellular phones are a danger because they are used for drug dealing, bomb threats, and cause disturbance. Apparently when considering all aspects of the situation they left out the minor detail of emergencies. When the cell phone ban was made people were not

Why Smokeing Should Be 100% Banned

469 words - 2 pages More than ¼ of the earth's human population dies or suffers from smoking or from second hand smoke. I believe that all public places should be 100% smoke free. This would include; malls, stores, restaurants, bars, and pubs, generally any place accessible to the public.When most people step into a bar they get a sudden revolting smell of smoke zoom towards them. Wouldn't it be nice to go somewhere where this issue isn't a problem and your

Should Handguns Be Banned? "The Need To Live The Need To Ban Guns"

610 words - 3 pages Description:This essay is an argument whether or not handguns should be banned. It is a pretty neat, a good persuasive essay.The Need to Live - The Need to Ban Guns Last year, about 50,000 Americans died from gun-inflicted injuries. Guns are, non-arguably, designed to kill. Carrying of guns has been a major topic of discussion and argument over the past several years and it has gotten no where close to a solution. Guns should be banned.The fact

Abortion: Whether Or Not It Should Be Legal

1200 words - 5 pages murder. Abortion is killing another person and abortion is not in self-defense. Abortion is murder and takes the life of another human being. Abortion is murder and should be illegal in the United States of America.Lastly, abortions are dangerous to a mother and the fetus. First, there are other options to getting an abortion. These many safe options include absent nuance, putting the baby up for adoption, or putting the baby in a foster home where