The Pros And Cons Of Human Cloning

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Cloning might seem like new technology. However, it is nothing new! Many of you must have heard of Dolly the sheep once in your life. Dolly is the very first mammal to be cloned; it was cloned from an adult sheep’s somatic cell. Just like Dolly, many other animal species such as dogs, cats, horses, pigs, rabbits, frogs, wolves, goats, monkeys, and fish, have been cloned and reproduced. Nowadays, animal cloning has became very normal. But what about humans? We have never heard of a successfully cloned human. Is it because technology is not advanced enough yet? Or is it just because human cloning might be too dangerous? Many scientists are trying to clone humans but is it ever justified? There are a whole lot of debates on this topic, and I am strongly against it. Human cloning is ethically wrong; there are many risks involved, which will lead to detrimental effects on human society. Before going into my points, I would like to talk about what cloning is. According to the National Human Genome Research Institute, cloning is “a number of different processes that can be used to produce genetically identical copies of a biological entity.” (Green, genome.gov). There are three types of artificial cloning: gene cloning, reproductive cloning, and therapeutic cloning. Gene cloning is the production of copies of genes and DNA. Reproductive cloning is the production of copies of an entire organism. Therapeutic cloning is the production of copies of tissues or organs. Today, I will
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