The Ethical Implications Of Cloning

997 WordsNov 11, 20144 Pages
Artificial Cloning Cloning is a number of different processes that can be used to produce genetically identical copies of a biological entity; in short it is an identical duplicate of something living. Cloning does occur naturally by single celled organism through asexual reproduction, they make a new individual from themselves not having to use a partner, so if cloning is already done by these single celled organisms; why is artificial cloning portrayed so badly in movies and media? Most of the problem lies with artificial cloning being done on humans and the morals it “destroys”, testing can be done on anything else except for humans and that’s a problem because no other organism can be used for testing that is like us humans. There are similarities between some, but nothing that can be for sure without the use of humans. Religious, societal, and the destroying of human embryos are some of the ethical standpoint of cloning, reproductive cloning is highly against moral code but hasn’t even been proven to have been used. Yet there is actually a field of genetic cloning that has been working for some time gene, cloning has aided greatly in the medical field and therapeutic cloning may not be that far behind. Gene cloning is the artificial type of cloning scientists use only when they use genes they’d like to study. They don’t make a copy of the whole organism itself, “when scientists clone a gene, they isolate and make exact copies of just one of an
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