Overview of Human Cloning


What if it was possible to hear Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speeches? How would his new speeches affect Americans and how people live today? How about the chance to go to visit your Grandma who died? She always made such great cinnamon rolls. Cloning has been used to re-create plants and animals for many years. It also makes it possible to learn more about diseases such as cancer and heart disease, and therefore, possibly, find a cure. Cloning a human could enable parents to choose desired qualities in their children.

First, plants have been cloned for thousands of years. When cloning plants, you can combine two or more roots of different plants to make them seedless or have whatever quality you desire in that specific plant. Many animals such as tadpoles and Dolly, the sheep have been cloned. By cloning animals we can create more of rare or endangered animals and possibly hundreds of breeds could be saved. If it were legal to clone humans, good things would come out of it. Animals and plants have benefited from cloning, everyone can!

Second, cloning could cure disease. It is possible that we could remove cancer from patients. Through cloning we can grow extra organs so that the cancerous, infected organs can be removed. This would also benefit people that simply need organ transplant, or replacement due to non-functioning organs. Even though a person that needs an organ transplant may or may not be life threatening, it certainly could make their life easier and more enjoyable. A hereditary disease is an illness that is passed through families. It is possible that hereditary diseases could be cured. As people learn more about how to re-create a person with the exact same DNA they could also learn how to modify a defective DNA in a person to maybe, for example, avoid leukemia in the second person.

Next, through cloning, a person desiring to become a parent could choose the child that they have always been hoping for. People could create a child with great leadership skills or the child could be a hard worker. Again, disease could be avoided by altering DNA in this child. It could be totally up to the person wanting to become a parent. It would be possible for a single person to become a parent. Also, there would not be as great a need for adoption, as many children would be intentionally created, wanted by a parent.

Sadly, there are some problems with this miraculous scientific advancement. The sheep that was cloned was successful but there were some questions that were raised. Dolly had cancer. Some people believe that cloning caused the cancer. Cloning also has major ethical problems with some religions. Many people feel that everybody has the right to clone themselves and should not be held back by what a religions believes.

Cloning is a very complicated process.
Step 1 is to isolate the donor cells.
Step 2, you remove the nucleus from the egg.
Step 3, transfer the cell in to the egg.
Step 4, stimulate the cell division.
Step 5, implant the embryo in to the womb.
Step 6, deliver the clone.

To conclude, cloning would obviously be a good thing for all of humanity. Cloning has improved the food we eat and has been tested on animals. It also gives scientists clues into many previously "untouchable" diseases. Maybe someday people will no longer fear cancer or heart attacks. Imagine, going into an office to order your "dream child". It could happen. Many things are possible with cloning.

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