Cloning 2 Essay, Research Paper
Cloning The new breakthrough of cloning is a great advance in biotechnology. The use of cloning can be both beneficial and harmful to society. There are many reasonable ways to use the methods of cloning. For instance, the use for medical purposes can be helpful in cases such as producing animals with human body systems that could be used for transplanting organs. It can be a valuable asset to our society in that way. It can be harmful if it is opened for use in the general public because it could cause many problems if the wrong people become involved with it. As stated in Times Magazine, this is a breakthrough in technology and it is impossible for the government to forbid anyone to not use cloning. It is a new law of nature that is being defied and the government cannot take that away. In the field of medicine, cloning can be a very useful technique. It is not only just being able to reproduce the genes, but to be able to transfer them and to study them. It would be possible to study organs of the human body to learn how they can alter them to cause them to regenerate after injury. Also, the ways of reproducing genes and copying DNA could help in finding cures for certain diseases and disorders (Us News and World Report). Scientists can take DNA from healthy cells and copy it then inject it into an unhealthy cell to cancel out the bad genes. I do not agree with the use of cloning for human purpose in order for parents to choose their child. First, by reproducing characteristics that parents desire would foul up the diversity of society. If everyone was able to choose what characteristics his or her child would have, most people would opt for the characteristics of famous people who are either extremely smart or who are incredibly good looking. The generation of the clone people would be so similar in ways of thinking and in personality and the world would become a very boring place, if that were the case. Besides the world becoming very boring, there are other factors to consider. The replication and copying of DNA can sometimes cause damage to the genetic code (Human Cloning). In this case, it is possible for genetic disorders arise. If a sample of DNA is taken from a younger person to copy, that person could be carrying a code for some sort of disorder whose symptoms would not show until later in the person s life. Therefore, the exact code that would be copied to make another human carries that disorder. I think the new breakthrough is very interesting and has many unanswered questions. There are many things that need to be sorted out such as who can use cloning and how it will be controlled so it does not cause problems. It would be terrible to see such a great breakthrough be abused by the wrong people.