The Ethical Implications Of Cloning Essay

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ABSTRACT To clone is to create an identical copy of something, in the case of artificial reproduction, being cloned is fragments of DNA or genetic information. The developments of cloning over time has opened up many doors for scientists. This has lead to animals such as sheep and primates become fully developed, or have come close to fully developing into clones. Primates are essentially humans closest genetic relative and so the cloning of the monkey reinforced the possibility of the cloning of humans. Although there are many other ways that cloning can be useful in terms of being a therapeutic resource for humans that can possibly cure diseases, there are many implications that cloning may have on the legal, social, economic and ethical aspects of life. At this point, however, the most that can be said about these implications comes from predictions as a human has not yet been cloned. A major Christian religious concern that is present is the role of scientists and doctors and that by cloning, they can be seen as ‘playing God’ which has connotations of intervening with the natural cycle of life. INTRODUCTION Genetic cloning involves the replication of an organism’s DNA which may then be put into another cell to create a clone of the organism in which the DNA was taken from. Cloning technology has been evolving for over 100 years and during this time has caused mass intrigue and controversy. This is mainly due to the fact that the cloning of humans is a very real
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