Steven Pinker, wrote a piece of an anthology called in Defense of Dangerous Ideas, where he writes about dangerous ideas and the effect these ideas have on people. A dangerous idea is an idea that makes individuals think and question their morality, ethics, or integrity. Dangerous ideas are the questions that can make a person upset or even confused about why this type of question is being asked. There is a slight difference in genetic enhancing and cloning. Genetic enhancement involves the modification of human traits such as eye color, hair color, skin color, etc. While, cloning is taking the same DNA and replicating it to make an identical copy of that same DNA. Although many people may think genetic enhancement and cloning is a dangerous idea and corrodes the prevailing moral order because it goes against religious beliefs, the advancements may go too far, and there are risk factors. Genetic enhancement and cloning is a good impact on society because it helps food supply, cures inherited diseases, solves infertility, and there is a potential to live longer. Imagine a world without diseases, infertility, and bad genes, that is what genetic enhancement
“Some cells mutate and cause tumors in patients.” Cells motify can form malignancy. Because you need to take cells to clone someone, it causes unusual growth of tissues which leads to a tumor. If cloning causes tumors that are much worse, than cloning should not even be allowed.
The deliberation of bioethics in human cell and stem cell research has flip-flopped altercations between whether stem cell research corrupts the future or if basic ethical uses in clinical research are being held to its standards. The idea of having genetically altered drugs and cells sits with people the wrong way, and with that they have come to the decision that cell research will cause more problems than it stopping them. However, while a majority of people and scientists believe genetic engineering is an evil corruption of nature’s course, genetic engineering has the greatest potential to do something great for our future, but it is our moralistic responsibility to follow the rules of bioethics.
Cloning is a topic discussed by many people. Cloning is controversial because there are both good and bad things about it. There are issues with the technology used in cloning. There are also scientists cloning embryos, animals, etc for research when that is not allowed. Cloning is tied to the story The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, because it was mentioned in one of the chapters. It was when the scientist showed Henrietta’s children what they do to her cells. They keep them frozen to preserve the cells. He also showed them how her cells self-clone. The topic of cloning is a negative thing for several reasons due to its impacts on embryos and
In the story Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein, the main character and narrator of the story, attempted to re-create a human from the dead for the sake of having done so. Victor did not take a minute to think about the pros and cons of creating it. This situation is like modern day Scientists who are enthralled with the idea of cloning a human being. The ramifications -- both physical and social -- of accomplishing this is where the concern is. Cloning is bad because we don't know what is going to happen in the end, although there are those who are on the opposing side.
One of the most important arguments to this debate is presented through the scientific lens. Although embryonic stem cells pose enormous potential to treat and cure diseases and conditions, adult stem cells are more effective in treating these conditions. Adult stem cells pose a much lesser risk of forming tumors or not functioning as originally intended (Smith). Adult stem cells are also currently used today, as bone marrow transplants are a form of stem cell treatment (Stem Cells in Use).
James Joyce once said that “mistakes are the portals of discovery.” However, when it comes to the field of genetic engineering, specifically cloning, mistakes, or even discoveries, could turn out to be disastrous. Victor Frankenstein found this out when, in the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, he discovers the secrets to creating life which, some might say, led to a horrifying 8 foot tall creature. Nonetheless, cloning has become a lucrative field in the past twenty years since the first sheep was cloned. The process of cloning is essentially extracting tissue from an organism and growing the tissue within a laboratory by means of asexual reproduction. Bioethics have limited cloning to just animals such as a sheep as well as a monkey, but as technology has advanced, so it seems that humans are closer to being able to clone a human. Genetic engineering, specifically cloning, denies the dignity of human life because it crosses the ethical borders in which mankind is attempting to surpass God as a creator.
Stem cell research has become one of the most controversial current topics of biology. This controversy comes from the idea that these stem cells are only embryonic stem cells, and the only way we get them is from the destruction of human embryos. By definition, a stem cells is an undifferentiated cell of a multicellular organism that is capable of giving rise to indefinitely more cells of the same type, and from which certain other kinds of cell arise by differentiation. Which simply means they are cells found in the human body that can create any other kind of human cell, so under further observation, stem cells could cure many diseases. Despite prior ideas, there are actually two types of stem cells, embryotic and somatic (adult) stem cells. To this day, ethics stand in the way of further scientific discovery and treatment.
Stem cell research is one of the most innovative medical research with a bright future to help treat some of the debilitating diseases. However, advancement in stem cell research is still at early stage partly due to the ethical, legal and political controversies surrounding it. The ethical issues with stem cell research are multifaceted in their nature, starting with the sources of the stem cell that are used in the research to be conducted, the way the research are conducted, the trial phases, and the remedies for the consequences if anything goes wrong.
Though technology at some point will likely make this possible, “human cloning is scientifically distant at best” and “the scientific community has universally condemned it” (Acost and Golub 429). Without the support of the possible creators of this technology, there is no way that this would ever come about, and it remains irrelevant to the known information about the benefits stem cell research would have on the world of healing medicine.
Regenerative medicine has a treatment nowadays for our cells, organs and tissues repair and replacement normal function. Hence demands increase in population for organ transplantation. Research has conducted for recent and alternative therapies. Regenerative Medicine can medicate few cells that were damage due to agedness and congenital defects. In addition stem cell has a regenerative medicine; it regenerates, repairs, and restores functionality. Regenerative medicine has a cure to failing or damage tissues. Stem cell increase years to human life, cure disorder and it also includes make one seems juvenile. As a result this gives leisure to the opening of stem cell clinics to the public in the Philippines. Cellular Therapeutics Center of Makati
Cloning is the processes that are used in order to generate exact genetic makeup of a cell, tissue, or organism. The term clone refers to the copied material with the same genetic makeup of the original. According to the definition by National Genome Research Institute (NIH) cloning can be differentiated into three types, those are:
Most people in our society, no matter what level of education that they may have, have heard of the cloning, specifically the cloning of Dolly the lamb, and have some notions regarding the idea of cloning humans. "The successes in animal cloning suggest to some that the technology has matured sufficiently to justify its application to human cloning" (Jaenisch et al.). However, not every agrees that human cloning is a something that should be put into practice (Hoskins). There generally seem to be two basic divisions on this issue: those who find it inappropriate and unethical, and those who find it a reasonable and necessary step in the progression of scientific research (Lustig).