The new breakthrough of cloning is a great advance in biotechnology. The use of cloning can be both beneficial and harmful to society. There are many reasonable ways to use the methods of cloning. For instance, the use for medical purposes can be helpful in cases such as producing animals with human body systems that could be used for transplanting organs. It can be a valuable asset to our society in that way. It can be harmful if it is opened for use in the general public because it could cause many problems if the wrong people become involved with it. As stated in Times Magazine, this is a breakthrough in technology and it is impossible for the government to forbid anyone to not use cloning. It is a new law of nature that is being defied and the government cannot take that away.
In the field of medicine, cloning can be a very useful technique. It is not only just being able to reproduce the genes, but to be able to transfer them and to study them. It would be possible to study organs of the human body to learn how they can alter them to cause them to regenerate after injury. Also, the ways of reproducing genes and copying DNA could help in finding cures for certain diseases and disorders. Scientists can take DNA from healthy cells and copy it then inject it into an unhealthy cell to cancel out the “bad” genes.
do not agree with the use of cloning for human purpose in order for parents to “choose” their child. First, by reproducing characteristics that parents desire would foul up the diversity of society. If everyone was able to choose what characteristics his or her child would have, most people would opt for the characteristics of famous people who are either extremely smart or who are incredibly good looking. The generation of the “clone people” would be so similar in ways of thinking and in personality and the world would become a very boring place, if that were the case. Besides the world becoming very boring, there are other factors to consider. The replication and copying of DNA can sometimes cause damage to the genetic code. In this case, it is possible for genetic disorders arise. If a sample of DNA is taken from a younger person to copy, that person could be carrying a code for some sort of disorder whose symptoms would not show until later in the person’s life. Therefore, the exact code that would be copied to make another human carries that disorder.
Human Cloning Ever since the cloning of the sheep, people have been wondering weather it is morally right to clone. Now the time has come where we can clone human beings and now people are even more worried about weather it is right or wrong. The thing that many religious people don t like, is that cloning was never mentioned in the Bible. They believe that this means that God has no intention for ...
I think the new breakthrough is very interesting and has many unanswered questions.. There are many things that need to be sorted out such as who can use cloning and how it will be controlled so it does not cause problems. It would be terrible to see such a great breakthrough be abused by the wrong people.
The societal issue being addressed in this article is the cloning of humans and nuclear cell fusion. This question lingering into every household…Should we be playing God? This question has substantial points on each side. Some people think that we shouldn’t be manipulating nature’s creations ,and we should leave things the way they are because that is the way things are meant to be. Other’s oppose that jurisdiction and state that we can rid the world of cancers and tumors and quite possibly save lives. Others don’t believe strongly either way, though believe in restricted means of distinguishing forms of cloning using safe and well-tested means. Research on human embryos has been minimal over the past few years because of the lack of money from the government to perform sophisticated experiments in this area. “In the 1980’s and early 90’s this research was banned by both the Ronald Reagan and Bush administrations due to pressure from the pro-life factions of the Republican party.” The societal issue addressed is expressed from all point of views, and the following will further strengthen and help you understand their points.
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“The procedures used in human embryo cloning have been around for many years, and have been used in the cloning of cattle and sheep embryos, for the production of animals with known genetic traits. The news of human embryo cloning did not surprise many people in the scientific community, but it shocked the general public.”(psu.edu) Many biologists believe that they have a personal duty to the improvement of society, perhaps even a moral obligation. To this end the techniques of embryonic cloning and alteration have been offered to society as an option for the improvement of humanity. Doctors hope that by being able to study the multiple embryos developed through cloning, they can determine the causes of spontaneous abortions. Contraceptive specialists believe that if they can determine how an embryo knows where to implant itself, they can develop a contraceptive that would prevent embryos from implanting in the uterus. This all means that cloning would help our future and help us further understand our human bodies. A defensive statement for this would be that these scientists are creating genes and are pushing the scientific envelope. How much further can they go? What if they create something that evolves to withstand forces of nature and science? Anything is possible when you play with something you fully don’t understand. Cancer research is possibly the most important reason for embryo cloning. Neuro-Oncologists believe that embryonic study will advance understanding of the rapid cell growth of cancer. Cancer cells develop at approximately the same speed as embryonic cells do. By studying the embryonic cell growth, scientists may be able to determine how to stop cancer growth in turn. Some ask is it worth the risk? Others oppose this question with, is it worth the risk to not know it’s full potential and how it can help us. These questions are few of the hundreds now argued throughout the world in courts and legislatures.
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The whole article I read was basically about the world verses cloning and nuclear genetic fusion. In other words building life out of other living things. When we play with items we don’t understand we risk a lot and it can mean moral or physical disaster if something goes wrong. Imagine those who die daily because of lack of donors of organs, we could create donors. We can better understand cancer cells and spontaneous abortion and further understand nature and oneself.
Understanding cloning will take awhile but the potential of such would be great. I feel this article helped me understand cloning even more than I did. I feel that cloning has a future and will take part in our lives. Yet what we don’t understand can be dangerous. My analysis of cloning is, it may develop more ideas than we think were ever possible, but we should be careful and take respectful means of precaution. Government oppression will be anarchisticly opposed and science will run it’s course and in a few years the government will have little part in cloning and the people who worked for it will receive the credit they deserve. Cloning is the future of science and the answer many have longed for.