Many scientists and researchers are experimenting with a controversial issue called cloning. Cloning is when you create a copy or duplicate of something. To me, cloning is not necessary because most clones do not live. Another reason why is because researchers have failed to create clones. Lastly, cloning is not worth it.
It could be argued that morally, stem cells should not be used for regenerative medicine because stem cells need to be embryonic stem cells. These stem cells come from embryos from an in vitro fertilisation clinic whereby the fertilised egg was donated for scientific research purposes at the consent of the donor. (NIH Stem Cell Information Home Page, 2016) This can be morally incorrect as these embryos could have developed into foetuses and could have therefore been born and these may have potentially been people that would have been important to society. It can also be argued that the destruction of foetuses is against many religious beliefs and theses stem cells are morally wrong to
Although it is not yet occurring, technology could change the world’s society by beginning to genetically engineer fetuses before they are born. In my opinion, this should not occur because it will make everyone fake and set up to be perfect. As of now, a gene-editing technology named CRISPR is being used to cure and lessen the chance of diseases. Someday, our future could be portrayed like the one in the movie Gattaca because it does not seem impossible. Gattaca is about a man who dreams of traveling into outer space, but cannot due to the fact that he was not genetically engineered.
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.”
Another reason for this that many people believed they could accomplish the impossible, because Neil Armstrong could. Armstrong’s contributions caused many other people to contribute even more to society. Neil Armstrong is recognized as a national hero just like many other epic
Two contentions in opposition to my claim would be declarations that preimplantation genetic diagnosis can lead to the controversial ‘designer babies,’ and that PGD is unnatural. Designer babies are future, science-fictional, and would be genetically altered to be beautiful, without illness or disease, and highly intelligent. It is a media-hyped topic with more fiction than science. These people think about the topic differently than I, as they are not yet caught up on the progress of the field. According to Carole Wegner, “Frankly, we don’t know which genes to pick, if we could pick them and how and when to turn them on etc etc.
Imagine what you could do with $23 billion dollars, such as improving education, healthcare, and more. Our government chose to put this money towards the Space Race. The Space Race began after the nuclear arms race between the US and Russia. Part of the reason for America’s desire to make space advancements is due to it’s immature competitiveness against other countries, which is costing billions. The money spent on the space race was not a legitimate use of government funds because the money could have gone to more relevant causes, it is extremely dangerous, and exploration beyond earth is unnecessary until we can first solve problems on earth.
Consequently we see in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the idea of moral controversy over someone being conceived from a form other than sexual reproduction reflects those of artificial implantation. Frankenstein created his creature from body parts of the deceased, electricity,and science (Shelley). Much like Frankenstein, modern scientist have created new ways to innovate techniques to allow a living being to be created. If infertility was indicated before 1939 then there would be no treatment done to make the person become fertile. Scientist had an idea that some believed was impossible to become a reality.
Genetic alteration is “playing God” and when it comes to physical trait selection, it is not our place to decide. Killing one kid in order to give another stronger and quicker muscle growth is wrong on so many levels. The only exception is if a mother’s child is saved from a dangerous disease with the healthy genes of an artificially inseminated lab-kid, mothered by nobody. However, “farming” kids still seems very inhumane because these are potential lives we’re talking about. But regardless of how it is used, it must be used in moderation.
From helping create vaccines to the diagnosis of genetic disease, the cells were very useful in medical research. The existence of the cells was concealed from her family, both to allow the research to go uninterrupted and because the identity of the person behind the cells remained a public mystery. Even after the truth came out, the family did not receive any special medical care or assistance, despite being related to Henrietta, who made many of the medications and medical procedures possible through her cells. This may have been an effort to observe any possible effects that a genetic HeLa presence would have on an individual, at the risk of the well-being of the individual. Stemming from this controversy, debate regarding the moral obligation that individuals have to provide their cells for research has begun.
The irony is some people protest the ethicality of animal testing when there are babies being tested on each day. Even Dr. Seuss recognized the fact that “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” Therefore, even though this baby was “legally aborted”, it has no way of giving its consent to be used for experimentation. There is more than just the state of the aborted baby involved in embryonic stem cell
Through scientific research and endeavors, we 've created vaccines for polio, put a man on the moon, and discovered the atomic building blocks of the universe. And let 's not forget those websites you browse to put off doing your science homework (oh, the irony). But every now and then scientists try something that just doesn 't click with some people.
In spite of the fact that some people may not be happy with the teaching of both creationism and evolution in schools, I believe they should both be taught. In the event that only creationism were taught, or only evolution, many people would be seeing red. The Scopes Monkey Trial happened
(Rethinking Humanity: The Chimera Debate) Human chimera upsets many religious groups because of the inhumane treatment of animals. This also questions our human dignity. Another reason is because chimeras raise scientific problems. One article says, “A chimera provides the perfect