Should Cloning be banned for Ethical Reasons?
Cloning is not a new concept; it has been around for quite some time. Cloning has always been the concern of everyone in the world. The news about the successful cloning of an adult sheep, in which the sheep’s DNA was inserted into a fertilized sheep egg to produce a lamb with identical DNA, has generated an outpouring of ethical concerns. These concerns are not about Dolly, the first cloned mammal, nor even about the considerable impact may clone have on the animal breeding industry. They’re about the possibility of cloning humans. For the most part, however, the ethical concerns being raised are exaggerated and misplaced. This is because people have erroneous views of what cloning is. The danger, therefore, lies not in the power of the technology, but in the managing of its techniques and the problems this may arise. The cloning of Dolly brought to the forefront a longstanding debate about cloning human beings. There is no doubt that human cloning could offer many negative to society, especially relating to the potential for abuse, but we must overlook these advantage and realize that cloning is the future trend.
The ethics of human cloning has become a great issue in the past few years. The advocates for both sides of the issue have many reasons to clone or not to clone. Although human cloning comes people feel that should be banned for ethical reason, I think that the potential benefits to modern medicine, helping infertile couples, improved knowledge of scientist and help improve lives are strong enough argument to dampen the negative view of cloning technology.
Cloning is the production of one or more individual plants or animals that are genetically identical to another plant or animal. There exist two very different types’ of procedures that have been referred to as cloning: Embryo cloning and adult DNA cloning. Embryo cloning has been successfully carried out for many years on many species of...