Cloning And Its Implications On Human Cloning

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Cloning and Its Sociobiological Implications
Picture this: walking down a street and seeing someone who looks exactly like you. They do the same things as you, act the same way you do, and are exactly alike in several ways. But have people ever considered the consequences of human cloning if it becomes permitted? Human cloning might seem like something out of a science-fiction novel, but it may someday be possible with advances in science and technology. This will result in the creation of several ethical and moral issues for those in the field of genetics. Cloning of a human is a great accomplishment in itself; in fact, it can be deemed as an achievement of which people could have only dreamt of in their dreams. Cloning can be considered a trite in the field of medicine as it has a lot of benefits such as; curing cancer, reversing heart attack, and curing genetic diseases, etc. Although, potential of medical accidents in cloning is grossly overstated, the cloning of human beings should not be prohibited.
The cloning era established its root when a sheep named Dolly was manufactured in 1996. She was cloned using somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). Since in her case the nucleus was removed from a mammary gland cell she was named after Dolly Parton (Smith). Even though Dolly 's birth was a milestone in the engineering of animals for food and medicine, many people were disturbed with the thought of human cloning, hence; religious, political, and scientific leaders condemned…
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