Human Cloning

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What Even Is Cloning??????

A clone is an identical copy of a plant or animal, produced from the genetic material of a single organism.

Cloned Ducks

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First Cloned Puppy in Britain

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Backround info

  • In 1997 scientists in Britain created a sheep named Dolly, this was the first successful clone of an adult mammal
  • scientists have successfully cloned other mammals and animals, such as goats, mice, pigs,cows, and rabbits.
  • Majority of scientist are against human cloning because of its risks
  • Others are neutral because they think we should have time to do research on human cloning
  • But some scientists are going to pursue the idea using their own private funds


1)Why could Cloning be Beneficial/ Harmful to people of older age?

2)Should the United States lift the ban on Human Cloning?

There are Always risks even in plant and animal cloning!!!

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Pros :)

  • Supporters of nonhuman animal cloning think about the potential medical and economic benefits.
  • It could result in the creation of large numbers of identical organisms that have been genetically modified in ways that are helpful to humans.
  • a pig might be created with human proteins on its organs. This would make it possible for the organs to be transplanted into humans without being rejected by the body’s immune system.
  • Once scientists create a pig with the necessary characteristics, cloning could reproduce it a thousand times, providing organs for human transplants.
  • doctors could clone the cells of a paralyzed or sick person to produce tissues or organs that could be used to heal the patient.
  • Some scientists argue that human cloning might have the potential to cure crippling medical diseases such as Parkinson’s disease. This type of cloning is called therapeutic cloning and would not involve the cloning of anything except tissue and single organs. It differs from reproductive cloning because it does not reproduce entire human beings.

Comment: I think that if we clone humans it could help us find many cures to many diseases EX: Cancer

  • Once scientists create a pig with the necessary characteristics, cloning could reproduce it a thousand times, providing organs for human transplants.
  • Since the 2000s, animals such as cattle have been cloned—some of them from dead carcasses—throughout the United States to produce exceptional cuts of meat.

Cons >:(

  • People opposed to therapeutic cloning feel that it is wrong to create human life—even tissue without brain activity.
  • Some believe that only God can create life.
  • As for reproductive cloning, some people fear that clones born as children might have hidden health flaws.
  • Would cloning be available only to the rich or would they lower the prices of cloning?
  • If cloning is seen as a way of reproducing the “best” in the human species, who decides which qualities are best?
  • Should people be allowed to clone themselves as a way of trying to create immortality.
  • Some people could create clones for slavery or labor
  • Others might create clones and abuse them
  • The risks of Human cloning are infinite
  • To get organs from clones, could be dangerous and would most likely take to much time.

All Questions must have an answer!!!! (Conclusion)

1)Cloning could be beneficial to people of older age because if elders needed a new organ to help them live longer, they could clone themselves and get healthier/working organs from their clone. However, Cloning could be harmful to people of older age, as of right now cloning is illegal in the United States, and therefore as of right now older people can not use cloned organs, also If human Cloning was available it would take some time for the organs of the clone to develop/mature enough for people who need the healthy organs. Cloning take a lot of trials to get the organs to work well or work at all, so elders who need the organs right away will more likely than not, have to wait along time to get their organs.

2)Yes, but I believe they should only let certified scientist studying the field of Cloning OR People whom the government issue a license to should be able to start human cloning, because some people might human clone people for labor or slavery.


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