Strengths And Limitations Of Human Cloning

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Jeanna Gouty
Dr. Detrick
BIO 150
29 November 2017 Human Cloning
Clones are made up of organism that have an exact genetic copy of one another. Clones can happen naturally, for an example identical twins, or they can be made in a lab. There are two ways to make an exact genetic copy of an organism done in a lab; artificial embryo twinning and somatic cell nuclear transfer. Plants and animals have already been cloned, but many people are uncomfortable with the topic of cloning humans. However, it is something that is becoming more controversial and maybe something that will be commonly used in the future.
The fundamental concept of human cloning is to create a child through science. People argue different reasons why human cloning is beneficial and the defects of do so. The most common technique of human cloning is through somatic cell nuclear transfer. During this process, “the nucleus of a somatic (body) cell is transferred to the cytoplasm of an enucleate egg” (Stocum, 2016). Once the egg is inside, the nucleus is reprogramed by the egg to become a zygote nucleus.
There are many strengths and limitations of human cloning. Starting with the first three strengths, human cloning can help with solving fertility problems. For people who cannot have children the natural way, same sex couples, or couples who have sought fertility treatment and
Gouty 2 still can’t conceive they can turn to cloning. These couple’s genetics will be used for cloning to create a
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