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What is therapeutic cloning and might it ever be available as a therapy from your GP

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What is therapeutic cloning and might it ever be available as a therapy from your GP? The purpose of this essay is to establish if therapeutic cloning will ever be obtained as a therapy from your GP. This is a serious issue as there potential benefits and disadvantages to therapeutic cloning. I would take in account if whether or not the advantages outweigh the disadvantages to answer if therapeutic cloning will ever be obtained as a therapy from your GP? What is actually therapeutic cloning? Cloning is an organism that is genetically identical to the individual from where it was asexually extracted from. Ian Wilmut in Scotland in February 1997 produced the "first cloned mammal called dolly the sheep."(1) This started to raise the issue whether it was or not a matter of time before humans could be cloned as dolly. When doctors want to clone an organism such as dolly the sheep they take a females ova and then remove its nucleus (DNA). Next they remove the nucleus from a cell belonging to the adult that is to be cloned and insert it in to an egg. ...read more.

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The embryonic stem cell would grow in to brain tissue which would replace the patients damaged brain cells. Therapeutic cloning enables the tissue to be genetically identical to the patients damaged cell. Normal transplants normally reject tissues and the body rejects the donated cell because it treats them as foreign. This leads to patients taking anti-rejection drugs. The major benefit of therapeutic cloning is that the patient would not need to take drugs as they would recognise the cell as their own. This is done by therapeutic cloning producing an exact match tissue as it has the patients original DNA.Never the less on some extraordinary moments the stem cells have mutated from which cause new form of genes to arise from changes in existing genes. This would lead to the patient to not have a similar tissue or an organ to the damaged one. This would lead the patient's body to reject the mutated organ. Therapeutic cloning makes sure that a patient does not need to rely and wait for a donor. This reduces the persons stress and in comfort. ...read more.

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To answer the question if therapeutic cloning will be available as a therapy from your GP? These questions need to be answered such as will the doctors and scientists solve the ethical problems such as murdering an embryo or finding a way for availability of eggs? Will they learn to prevent stem cells being mutated and inherited diseases? Therapeutic cloning can save countless number of lives and can cure some certain diseases and disorders that cannot be effectively handled today. After all these advantages of theoretical cloning would the anti-therapeutic cloning groups allow doctors to carry out therapeutic cloning as a therapy? Would they change their minds as if they were to think they would be saving lives as well as they would be murdering species? I have considered and looked if whether or not the advantages out weigh the disadvantages. Clearly the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. In my opinion cloning should be available as a therapy from your GP. Just the way the embryologist "cloned the first mammal....called dolly the sheep" (5), they should comb their knowledge and acknowledge a safer way of cloning to keep anti-therapeutic cloning groups happy and most of all to treat the sick people who are in need. ...read more.

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