Human Cloning By Berenice Rodriguez Rocha & Maria Rodriguez


In the 1950s researchers began to clone living organisms, in example sheeps and horses, and they realized that if they can clone animals they can reach the point of cloning humans. Human cloning is the creation of a genetically identical copy of a human, which is the reproduction of human cells and tissues. Human cloning does not refer to the natural conception and delivery of identical twins. In natural conception the embryo gets dna from both the mother and the father yet in human reproductive cloning the embryo is made up of a single cell that comes from the person that desires to be cloned. While there has not been any verification that a human has been successfully cloned experts believe that it is in fact possible.

Human cloning, when attempted, is commonly done through somatic nuclear transfer. In this process the operator takes a cell from the person that desires to be cloned and removes the DNA. The DNA is used to form a new cell and then the embryo is placed in the womb to continue the reproductive process. The child that is created through this process is not the birthgiver´s son or daughter, brother or sister, but simply just a clone. The creation has the personś identical DNA so it can not be classified as the birthgiver´s child since it does not have DNA from two humans and it can not be their son or daughter since their genetic makeups are identical.

Human cloning has its advantages and disadvantages but in our opinion it is a moral liability. While human cloning can eliminate defective genes that could transfer onto their offspring and it can help those with damaged cells it also interferes with the natural course of life. Human clones can be disadvantageous because the clone won´t have its own identity and he or she will feel like they can not be their own person. Clones will feel like they have to be and act like their counterparts even when they are not like them and or do not like what their equal likes. This scientific advancement creates the idea of selective procreation and the thought that humans can be manipulated and formed at one's desire. Being able to clone oneself eliminates the idea that we only live once and that we should live it to the fullest. We believe human cloning crosses the line because it destroys the one life to live idea, results in selective procreation, allows one to manipulate humans, and results in an identity crisis for the clone.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Human Cloning

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