Cloning Could Have some Welcome Benefits for Humanity

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Cloning is the process of creating an organism that has an identical genetic copy. Their DNA strands are the same (What is cloning? 2014). In human nature, cloning takes place with the birth of identical twins. Embryo twinning is the process early in the copulation of an organism in which the embryo splits and starts dividing separately. Since they started from the same fertilized egg, the organisms born are identical. Artificially, this can be done in a lab on a petri dish. Somatic cell nuclear transfer is the process in which scientists take a somatic cell, tweak it a little, and insert it into an egg cell. Afterwards the egg cell was implanted back into a “surrogate” mother and carried to term. This is how Dolly the sheep was made. Human cloning technology is not yet available, although scientists have been working hard to clone certain organs. Scientific technology will one day lead us to this; a human will be cloned and this will lead to ethical questions (Human Cloning, 2014). There are many things to consider, whether pro or con. In the rest of my discussion I will describe several reasons why cloning could be beneficial and why it could be disastrous. Cloning could have some welcomed benefits for humanity. Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States and attacks without warning. When a person has a heart attack, it could be reversed. Healthy heart cells could be cloned and injected into damaged areas, repairing them instantly.

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