Cloning Pros and Cons

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Cloning Pros • Cloning body parts can become a life-saver. The vital organs of human body can be cloned and used as back-up in case of an organ failure. When a crucial body organ such as kidney or heart fails to perform its normal functions, it can be replaced with a cloned organ substitute. • Cloning can also provide a viable solution to infertility in human beings. It can help the infertile individuals in producing children. Cloned embryos can be planted into women’s bodies to produce babies. Also, cloning can make it possible to reproduce a certain desirable trait in human beings through the cloned embryo. • Technologies used in cloning can also serve a useful purpose for the researchers in genetics. Cloning technologies may help to understand the composition of genes and their effect on human traits and behavior in a more comprehensive and elaborate manner. Cloning can also make it possible to alter genetic constituents in cloned humans, so as to simplify their analysis of genes. A wide range of genetic diseases can be averted through cloning. • Genetic alteration of plants and animals can also be enabled by cloning. It can also help to replicate animals that can be used for research purposes by scientists. Cloning Cons • Since cloning creates identical genes and it is a process of replicating a complete genetic constitution, it can significantly hamper the much needed DNA diversity in human beings. The lessening of genes diversity will weaken our adaptation ability. Similarly, cloning will also severely affect diversity in plants and animals. A cloned species may not know how to react to viruses and other destructive agents as scientists cannot predict such potential developments. • By allowing man to interfere with genetics in human beings, cloning raises a concerning probability of deliberate reproduction of undesirable traits in human beings, if

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