Human Cloning Controversy Essay

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Human Cloning Controversy
“The moral issues posed by human cloning are profound and have implications for today and for future generations. Today 's overwhelming and bipartisan House action to prohibit human cloning is a strong ethical statement, which I commend. We must advance the promise and cause of science, but must do so in a way that honors and respects life” (Muhlrad, P. J., A., D. S., Cole-Turner, R., Lewis, R., BlakeMore, C., & Kuhar, M. J. 2008).
Human cloning offers a lot of potential for our society, both positive or negative. Human cloning refers to "producing a cell or organism with the same nuclear genome as another cell or organism"(Perrone, 2001). The most common type of cloning is, therapeutic cloning, it is used in the context of cell replacement therapy and holds a huge potential for the
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Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health & Science University, told reporters that the “early embryos — 100-cell bundles known as blastocysts — seem to have defects preventing them from implanting properly in the uterus and reaching maturity. The carrier of the clone might reject the implanted embryo. If the carrier does not reject the clone it might fail to make it past the first trimester” (Pappas 2013). Some believe the reason for reproductive cloning should be acceptable, if further research is done and has proven to be safe, and that it will be beneficial for the family with negative genetics. So for example, if you had a family member that carried a gene for cancer or disease that is apart of their genetics and you would be receiving it also if you were born; Scientist would try and replicate the healthy family member so that you not end up with this gene also. Overall, this method does not seem to be very reliable. The most reliable type of cloning method found so far is therapeutic
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