Human Cloning - Medical Breakthrough or have Scientists lost their Minds?.
The biological definition of a clone is an organism that has the same genetic information as another organism. Most recently, through the successful cloning of a sheep from an adult cell, people and scientists have been able to come to the fact that human cloning is possible. Is cloning the gateway to the future or the door to disaster? From this definition and from information about the science behind cloning on cloning, it seems ethical. Although this statement ignores information about the positive aspects of cloning and how we can misuse cloning or what consequences occur when the procedure is unsuccessful.
Consider this story about a woman, at the age of 24, who has decided to have a hysterectomy. She lives alone by herself, has no kids or a boyfriend. One year after she has the surgery, which strips her of the ability to have children, she meets the perfect man for her and they get married. Now since she had the surgery she is unable to have children with her husband. Human cloning can give that ability back to her! Along with relieving infertility, human cloning will hold the potential for immortality, and be able to cure many "incurable" diseases. But are these worth the risks? Cloning could damage are society in many different ways. It would also pose danger to human lives, if any part .
of the experiment went wrong. And it would challenge the views of most religions. With all these circumstantial obstacles doctors and scientists would have to cross in order to get approval for human cloning, it should not even be considered for any purpose!.
Cloning could make it possible for many more infertile couples to have children than ever before by increasing efficiency through nuclear transfer (Cohen 6), sperm from the father could be transferred into the mother's egg, thus creating a child. This is the same procedure used to create "Dolly" the first cloned animal, an ewe, in recorded history back in 1997.