Is therapeutic cloning ok?
What is therapeutic cloning?
- he replication of human embryos to harvest stem cells for medical uses
- It can cure diseases and help treat you in some way
- genetic material from an adults cell is placed into an egg to grow stem cells
- some people say that the stem cells are alive
- they often argue that killing one life for another is wrong
Pros of Therapeutic cloning
- It helps researchers figure how to cure diseases
- It helps their understanding of stem cell and how they work
- It wont hurt to do it because you are using your own body cells
- If it works therapeutic cloning can cure a disease
Cons of therapeutic cloning
- Therapeutic cloning doesn't always work it could take a lot of tries for it to actually work
- In order to cure a disease millions of eggs are needed
- After stem cells are extracted an embryo is destroyed
- Some things that can occur after stem cell transplants are damage to organs or blood vessels, graft verses host disease, and death
- Success has already been shown in studies with stem cell transplants for a variety of diseases
- Some diseases that showed success are type 1 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, and retinal diseases
- To this date, no human being has been successfully cloned
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