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The practice of cloning can be used to benefit society and therefore should be legalised. Ever since the cloning of the first adult sheep the idea of cloning has become a major issue. Many people are afraid of the idea of cloning because it is new and misunderstood. A clone would not be the same as any other person, but a clone is just a normal person, created with and having the same genes as the person being cloned. A clone will not be exactly the same as the original person. Because they will not have the same environment and experiences as the person from which they were cloned, a clone is more like a younger identical twin with a personality of its own. Cloning is only another alternative to reproduction. Some people argue against cloning because they think that it is a way of playing God. But in reality, doctors 'play God' every day. It is commonly accepted that we create babies in test tubes and take birth control pills to prevent them, so why not clone them too? ...read more.


These organs can be used for transplants and with scientists cloning organs from the own patient's DNA there should be no problem with immune rejection that can result with transplants from other sources. There is a large shortage in the number of organs available for transplants and continued research in cloning of this type could eliminate this problem. Cloning could be used to reverse heart attacks by cloning healthy heart cells and injecting them into the damaged areas. This technology could also be used to produce skin for burn victims, brain cells, spinal cords, livers, lungs, and any other organs needed. But this may never come about if there are laws prohibiting cloning and its research. Another benefit of cloning is that it can give couples that cannot reproduce a chance to have children who are biologically related to them, whereas they otherwise could not. This will also help those who are at a high risk for having a child with a genetic disease. They could clone one of themselves and have a healthy baby with their genes. ...read more.


This method is different from regular cloning that does not improve or change the genome, only duplicates it. Those who say that cloning and genetic engineering do not value human life are wrong because as you can see these processes can make life longer and better for many in our society. Research is also being done on the cloning of endangered species and dead animals. Many people do support cloning and whether the government makes laws against it or not, it will most likely take place. In conclusion, whether the government bans cloning or not, it is inevitably going to take place. The discovery has been made and curious scientists are not just going to leave it alone. Decisions on whether or not your own DNA is replicated should be an issue that is private and left up to individuals, not the government. Since cloning is going to happen anyway, the government should accept it and regulate it to try to see that it is used to benefit the most people. ...read more.

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