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Human Cloning should be postponed until research cloning is further refined.

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HUMAN CLONING SHOULD BE POSTPONED UNTIL RESEARCH CLONING IS FURTHER REFINED. Since March 03, 1997, the day that 'Dolly', the first cloned mammal in the history of science, was "born", cloning has become a controversial topic of discussion. After the successful cloning, many scientists have tried to copy it and create their own cloned human. However, with all the success and acknowledgement that will come to the achiever of such a difficult task, many are attempting it without all the much needed information and research that is essential. The dangers are high-and lives, whether just beginning or yet to begin, are at risk. Surveys have shown that currently risks associated with human cloning are so great that "virtually all people agree that the current risks of physical harm to children associated with somatic cell nuclear transportation cloning might justify a ban at this time on such experimentations." Cloning research needs to be continued before we attempt anything like human cloning. Cloning without the correct research can be incredibly dangerous, as we saw with all the previous attempts to clone a sheep. ...read more.

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If we allow this type of cloning to continue, this may reduce the failure rates of cloning, and produce further advances in medical procedures. Along with these failure rates there are also other complications. We do not know all the effects of using a grown embryo to create a clone, so we can not predict all the difficulties that may develop from it. Knee reconstructions in their teens, along with the possibility of premature aging, where the chance of developing senile dementia in their 20's is a growing increasing. This disease causes the ill to have poor memory and concentration, to be socially withdrawal and have a lack of interest in their usual activities. It can also develop into Hypersomnia, a sleeping disorder. Parents who encourage cloning, because of the desire to have a child surely would not want to put there loved one through all this at such a young age, an age where there are still so many things to discover. The child is not yet to have found love, a chance to if possible, have a child of their own. ...read more.

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Attempting to clone a human now would be like skydiving without a parachute! Yes, like cloning, skydiving is a risk but no one is going to do it without the right equipment! The same thoughts can be applied to the ideas of cloning, get the right equipment-the right research before jumping. We've seen some of the effects that can occur if these chances are taken now. Is it really worth it when if given the time we could refine our research and take the plunge with out concern? So is the need, is the want for success so great that we want to risk the health and lives of surrogate mothers? Women who are trying to help the scientific process, who long to have a child of their own, regardless of the consequences she may be subject to? Surely we could allow a few years for research to continue and therefore significantly decrease the problems and glitches in the process? We tell our children not to dive head first into a pond without knowing how deep it is. Cloning is about the children. Yet we are not taking our own advice. Isn't it about time we did? For the sake of both the mother and the child. ...read more.

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