Human Cloning Essay

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Human Cloning The possibility of human cloning arouse when Scottish scientists, Ian Wilmut and Keith Campbell at Roslin Institute created the first cloned sheep named “Dolly”. In 2006, Elizabeth Welse reported the ten-year anniversary of Dolly the sheep’s birth or creation. Dolly was the first sheep to be created from a cell of an adult mammal. She lived the normal life of a sheep, but died of lung disease at the age of six. This article states that after the cloning of Dolly, our society had a whole different way of thinking about the cloning world. Before this monumental event, no one believed that cloning could really be done and so this was the onset of all the cloning debates we see today. As with any debated topic there are many reasons brought forth to support an issue as well as many reasons to negate the issue. There are many convincing ideas that both support and criticize the practice of cloning. In this paper, I will indicate factors to not future the advancements of human cloning by examining several of these ideas. To begin with the “con” side of the issue, cloning allows man to tamper with genetics in human beings. From an article online at Intelligent Life on the Web, Manali Oak explores the negative side of human cloning, such as creating identical genes. “Cloning is detrimental to the beauty that lies in diversity.” This meaning that cloning creates exact copies of the same genes and this will lead to a weakening in the DNA of humans. Our society’s DNA is never copied exactly the same way twice, even in brothers and sisters. The human race is able to fight off certain diseases because of the fact that we have all built up immunity to certain things. For example, some people are able to beat cancer and others are not. When a scientist is creating a clone, he or she is taking an exact copy of an original piece of DNA. If that scientist

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