Human cloning is the creation of a genetically identical copy of a human. The idea of human cloning is becoming a reality and it is no longer mere science fiction. As this idea turns into reality, it is leaving many people horrified, but it’s helping scientists find cures for many diseases. Although human cloning can create a new doorway for scientists, it has dangerous implications to humans and nature. Although human cloning has dangerous implications to humans and nature, adverse opinions exist.
I also gave an explanation on therapeutic cloning process in which describing the all the good that could come from it. Therapeutic cloning is something that should get more recognition because the good it can do. As talk about before it can be used for more than transplants, but other study. There are endless uses this process can help improve humanity from find cure for diseases to getting a better understanding on an organ process. There are some still believe that the benefit could be accomplish by it, is not enough to overcome the ethic issue they have.
One con is that there can be a termination of embryos. This means a miscarriage and that wouldn’t be good because you would pay so much money for the baby and the baby could die. There is also another con and that is that there is a possibility of there being damage to the gene pool. In other word this means that it can increase or decrease the genes in the baby and the next generation. Also the genetics of the baby can come out imperfect.
Many great things can be accomplished through genetic engineering, but scientific progress is being halted by the opposition 's use of arguments with questionable logic. Most notably is their fear of designer babies. The problem with designer babies is that complex beneficial traits such as height, strength, intelligence, and attractiveness aren’t determined by one gene, and are also dependent on many other variables that aren’t genetic. Some traits such as the shape of an earlobe, eye color, or an individual’s susceptibility to certain diseases are determined by a single gene, and that specific gene can be identified and isolated by scientists. Professor of translational epidemiology at Emory University, Cecile Janssens states, “Even when all genes and their complex interactions are completely understood, our ability to use gene editing for favorable traits will remain limited because human traits are just not genetic enough.” (Janssens).
A future like Gattaca will be terrible to have for the reason that everybody and everything will be fake. It may even end up being that people will have similar genes. Biodiversity, the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem, is what keeps us healthy and unique. If almost every person were to be “designed”, they would not be who they were meant to be and they would all be perfect. Try to imagine a world filled with humans acting like robots; the people will hardly differ from each
So, the genetic diversity or the variety of different genotypes will be severely reduced in modified communities. Also, the ability to survive directly depends on genetic diversity because populations without it will not be able to meet the demands of the environment (Wolfe, Christian). A disease that could be survived by a population with the normal human genetic diversity, would wipe out the modified community without the genetic diversity. Changing the genotype of just one can affect the whole diversity of humans and with the many processes, including sterilization and genetic screening, changing the genotype of one comes with ease. The ease of changing one leaves humans at a point where the achieved diversity can be easily destroyed, further placing them at risk through the threat of disease (Wolfe, Christian).
On the positive side, you can see what types of diseases may run in your family. If you know you have the genetic code for certain cardiac diseases, you could try to adding more heart health dieting and exercising methods to your daily life. It may help you to prevent the disease from activating. However, ignorance can be bliss. If you find that you have the genetic code for a highly fatal or a certain mental illness, you may dread this, even though there is no guarantee that you’ll get this disease.
The style of writing portrayed in this nonfiction journal best relates to a dystopian future for our society. The purpose of this writing would be to show that the world could be a much simpler place to live in if civilization was treated equally. With everyone born as humans no matter the color of our skin or the ethnicity that we were raised in it raises many to question why we cannot treat one another equally and why we do not get along or respect one another. While we are not any closer to figuring out why our world kills its own kind over feuds, I believe religion plays a big factor in why certain cultures are enemies. One culture and one religion has to always be better than the other there is no equality.
A society where the talent of an individual is ignolodge and presented to the world. But if a society hides the talent of the people, then there would be no unique individuals. Everyone would be on an average level. Individualism is what distinguish a person to another person, but in Harrison’s society, the government accomplished the unfair equality by seizing the talent of an individual. In the journal The American Biology Teacher, Maura C. Flannery states "If 100 seeds were planted at the same time, they won 't all sprout on the same day."
Even if it not against their religion, some people still do not like the idea of taking stem cells from aborted babies and putting them into sick people. On the contrary, people do support the idea of Embryonic stem cells because they think that it will help science find new ways to make cures for different
This shows us that even though the advanced technologies can modify our body, but they can not modify our mind, instead, it may have negative effects on our mind, making us lacking will power. As science may appear to make the society a more organised place, but it is also killing humanity slowly as people loses their
From a scientific standpoint, reproductive cloning would rob the clones of their individuality, as they are exactly like someone in the past that people would expect them to live up to, as Gerald Ford stated, “From there it is a short step toward a soulless state wherein assembly line man is robbed of his individuality by science run amok”(Ford). Also, the clones do not have a say in whether they want that or not, which would make them feel like they were quite literally robbed of their individuality, as they are humans, too, who would have existed as a completely different person had it not been for cloning. On another note, If human clones do not turn out perfect, their “creators” may abandon them, and that could affect the clones in a negative way and make them want revenge on their creators for doing that to them, similar to how the creature felt in Frankenstein. In the quote “He had abandoned me: and, in the bitterness of my heart, I cursed him” (Shelley), Victor Frankenstein ran from his own creation, something similar could happen if after the cloning the parent realizes that they are “playing god,” or that what they are doing is “immoral,” leading to abandonment. Moreover, human clones would have no choice but to live with being clones, and possibly the pain of some kind of mutation caused by their cloning.
The future of the designer baby can either impact the world in a positive way or a negative way. Scientists and doctors will either stop the spread of genetic disease and disability completely, or they can create a whole new and unknown character to the world. No matter what, parents will do whatever they can to stop genetic diseases from spreading to their future young ones, even “designing” them in a test tube, even if it means a doctor can make a small mistake and introduce a whole new and unknown disease to humanity. No matter the outcome of designer babies, they will impact the world, whether it be curing man-kind or exterminating man-kind for all of
With the development of biotechnology, people are able to fight illnesses and other harms which also help decrease their chances of dying. Those with illnesses that may have brought their lives to an end years ago can now receive treatment that will allow them to live longer. Leon Kass, author of Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity, devoted chapter 9 of his book to engaging the discussion of humanity’s pursuit of immortality through medical technologies. In this chapter, Kass challenges that this use of medical technology is not a good idea. Kass seems to believe that, mankind abuses biotechnology as it has now become a means to distance humanity from death.
Stem cell research destroys potential human life, and scientists should find other forms of research to obtain stem cells without harming anyone (“NIH Stem Cell Information”). While stem cells are removed (along with the embryo) and used for study to potentially save a life, more risks are taken in doing this than many people realize. As one of the biggest arguments against embryonic stem cell research is that the scientists are sacrificing human life, it is a fair