The Future Of Cloning Essay

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The Future Of Cloning On July 5, 1996, a sheep named Dolly was born, having been cloned from an adult sheep cell. This event brought with it a swirl of controversy regarding the implications of cloning. Just days after the event, Bill Clinton banned all federal funding for human cloning research in order to analyze the legal and ethical ramifications of human cloning. Cloning of both humans and animals has amazing potential in research and medicine, but there are drawbacks. There are many ethical, philosophical, and religious objections to cloning, especially the cloning of humans. In this paper I hope to convince you that both human and animal cloning are veins of research that are worth pursuing and that only some divisions of human…show more content…
These proteins, when absent from humans, can cause diseases like hemophilia, cystic fibrosis, and emphysema (Time.com n. pag.). Harvesting those proteins in domesticated animals would make the proteins more available to the public and significantly less expensive. As inhabitants of Earth we have responsibilities, some of which we have failed to live up to. Perhaps the most devastating example of human impact on Earth is the ongoing endangerment and extinction of entire species of animals and plants. Creatures that lived in harmony with nature, but could not adapt to the new environments imposed by human development and expansion. These were not species selected by nature, they were driven by humans to or near extinction. As inhabitants of Earth, and the instigators of the injustice, we have a responsibility to do all in our power to save the animals and plants still on the endangered species list. Cloning could give us the capability to rescue those species. The success rate of cloning is very low, but with more development and research scientists should be able to clone some plants and animals off the endangered species list. There has even been talk of bringing back species already gone extinct, but the female of one species won't usually give birth to an animal of a different species (New Scientist n.pag.). Human cloning is much more controversial than animal cloning. It is

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