Therapeutic Cloning

Is Therapeutic Cloning beneficial or should it be illegal

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How it works

  • not reproductive not making new person/animal
  • egg has its original nucleus removed
  • somatic cell nucleus from patient is inserted into egg
  • somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT)
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PROS

  • breakthrough medicines
  • vaccines
  • diagnostics
  • creation of cartilage and bone tissue
  • replacement skin
  • regenerate retinal and spinal cord tissue
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CONS

  • uses many eggs
  • use of embryos
  • possible immune rejection
  • Tumors can develop
  • ethical debate when life starts
  • taking of drugs for rest of life to prevent immune rejection

Conclusion

There are about as many pros as there are cons. With my beliefs therapeutic cloning should not be illegal and is beneficial to humans. I would rather take a drug for the rest of my life to prevent immune rejection than die. I am not going to get into when life begins debate. This would help so many people with cancer and other diseases.

Citations

Adnan, Amna. "Risks and Disadvantages of Therapeutic Cloning." Biotecharticles. Biotecharticles, 24 Nov. 2010. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.

Brock, Dan W. "Research Cloning Is Ethical." Cloning. Ed. Jacqueline Langwith. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2012. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Creating Embryos for Use in Stem Cell Research."Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 38.2 (Summer 2010): 229-237. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 9 Dec. 2015.

Embryo. Digital image. Smh. N.p., n.d. Web.

Fitzgerald, Kevin T. "Cloning Research Would Not Benefit Humans." Biomedical Ethics. Ed. Tamara L. Roleff. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1998. Opposing Viewpoints. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 9 Dec. 2015.

Genetics, Nature. "Cloning Research Could Be Beneficial to Humans." Biomedical Ethics. Ed. Tamara L. Roleff. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1998. Opposing Viewpoints. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 9 Dec. 2015.

Murnaghan, Ian. "Therapeutic Cloning." Therapeutic Cloning. Explore Stem Cells, 3 Dec. 2015. Web. 09 Dec. 2015.

Saunders, William, David Prentice, and Michael Fragoso. "Research Cloning Is Not Ethical." Cloning. Ed. Jacqueline Langwith. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2012. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "False Promises: Common Cloning Claims Refuted." Family Research Council Brochure. Family Research Council, 2008. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 9 Dec. 2015.

SCNT. Digital image. Biologyjunction. N.p., n.d. Web.