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Should Human Cloning Be Allowed?

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Should Human Cloning Be Allowed? The aim of this case study is to find out whether human cloning should be allowed or not. Cloning is basically another word for creating a copy of a cell or organisms. In order cloning to happen, you will need asexual reproduction (only 1 parent needed) to make a clone. Asexual reproduction doesn't normally happen in humans, it happens with plants. DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) is found in the nucleus of a cell and it carries important information that makes up the human body and the information makes the human unique (1 of a kind). Figure 1: DNA looks like this: Reference: http://kara.allthingsd.com/files/2007/11/01-coll-dna-knoll-l.jpg Chromosomes are also found in the nucleus. They too carry important information which is called genetic information. The genetic information they carry is eye colour, hair colour etc. In a human body, there are 46 chromosomes (23 pairs) where you get 23 chromosomes from the mother and 23 chromosomes from your father. Chromosomes can also determine a person's sex (gender) and the chromosome that affects this is the "Y" Chromosomes. If you're a female then you will have "XX" chromosomes and if you're a male, you will have "XY" chromosomes. ...read more.


to produce an offspring. Figure 5: Here is a diagram on human cloning: Reference: http://science.howstuffworks.com/genetic-science/human-cloning.htm There have been many cloning but the most famous cloning was the cloning of Dolly the sheep. She was born on July 5th 1996. She was the first ever cloned animal. She was a copy of a Finnish Dorset sheep. The cell used as the egg donor for Dolly the sheep was taken from the mammary gland (breasts). During her lifetime, she had a lot of diseases such as arthritis and recessive lung cancer. She died on February 14th 2003 at the age of 6 years old. The life expectancy for the sheep of her type was 11-12 years old. The arguments for human cloning is that if you lost someone (mum, dad, brother, sister etc.) and it can bring the smile back on your face and if you lost a body part or organ such as arms, legs, kidneys etc. Then you can clone them (it will contain the same tissues) and you implant it on/in you and your body will accept it because it's not an intruder. It still has the same tissues you had since the day you were born so the white blood cells will accept it. ...read more.


Can the scientist program a dog so it can talk like a human? Can a scientist program a cat to bark like a dog? NO they can't. So becoming a creator is impossible. In the Qur'an it says that humans shouldn't do things against nature and cloning is against nature. "Verily, I will mislead them, and surely, I will arouse in them false desires; and certainly, I will order them to slit the ears of cattle, and indeed I will order them to change the nature created by Allah." And whoever takes Shaitan (Satan) as a Wali (protector or helper) instead of Allah, has surely suffered a manifest loss." This means that the Satan will order people to change the nature that was created by Allah. So therefore, cloning is an order from the Satan and that means it is sinful and bad to clone. Based on the information I found, I think human cloning should not be allowed because scientist shouldn't copy write something if they can't make something out of nothing and i am a Muslim, so I am going to listen to what Allah (SWT) said about cloning which is bad. I think the information is reliable because the Qur'an is Allah's words and the websites (such as Wikipedia and howstuffworks) I used has a good reputation for saying real information. ...read more.

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