Pros And Cons Of Therapeutic Cloning

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Introduction: Genetically identical clones occur naturally in identical twins, so why do people believe that human cloning is so unethical? Cloning became a public issue in 1996 when Dolly, the first successfully cloned animal, was born. Since then, many people have found that the new possibility of human cloning is frightening due to societal values and the processes by which clones are produced. However, cloning can also benefit human health because of new innovations being able to save people’s lives, who previously had little or no chance of living beyond a hospital bed. While reproductive cloning may be the first thing that comes to mind when referring to cloning, there is in fact another type of cloning, research cloning is any form of cloning in which an embryo is not used to grow a living human or animal. While somatic cell nuclear transfer may still be used in research cloning it used primarily for stem cell research which is part of sub-category of research cloning, therapeutic cloning. Therapeutic cloning uses cell and DNA cloning to heal the body by producing more of certain cells to treat the affected area or condition. Gene cloning on the other hand is the exact replication of DNA used in genetic engineering. Recombinant DNA which is formed through this gene cloning is then used to treat genetic conditions. This is possible because all DNA has the structure it just uses different variations of nucleotides. So, while reproductive cloning may be illegal here in
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