Cloning Research Paper

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Warner 1 Stephanie Warner English 111 J. Davis 5 December 2005 Cloning Research Science has had much advancement over the years. In today’s world scientists are making great strides towards new investigations and coming up with new ways to cure diseases, but does science sometimes go too far? Cloning research is one of these new ideas for medical advancements for the future. It has the potential to bring out many benefits in these medical advancements. Although it could bring forth many cures for diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, cloning research is filled with many moral and ethical debates. It touches on the issue of the definition of what life really is and who has the right to define when life actually begins. Right now, the United States has a ban on both therapeutic and reproductive cloning. This ban is putting the United States behind in the advancement of biomedical science (Hype, para 4). This is why the government should enact regulations on cloning research, so the United States is not behind in biomedical science and so the United States is not doing something that is immoral and unethical. In order for Congress to make a decision on cloning research, they should be educated on the issue. Cloning research has many aspects and terms to it. If Congress makes a decision about cloning without being fully aware of all the aspects they could be doing something that will result in harm to the American society. It will eventually lead the American society to be behind in science, when compared with the rest of the world.
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Warner 2 Also it will cause society to have less value in the human life. Someone could write a letter to Congress informing them of all of the issues involved with cloning research. This way they would be able to make a more educated decision on this matter. Cloning research breaks down into two levels. There is actual cloning, one is where you form a whole person, and then the other is embryonic stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are also called therapeutic cloning. Therapeutic cloning involves taking nuclear material from person’s cell, injecting it into a non-fetilized egg, and then placing the egg in a Petri dish to grow, forming a clone (Kirkland para.5). This process is called somatic nuclear transfer. Somatic nuclear transfer can be used for reproductive purposes (Hanna para. 3), which that in itself brings out many ethical and moral concerns. Many of these concerns that are presented are based off of religious means. When humans start using cloning as a way of correcting people, they are basically interfering with the natural order of life. God created man, and man should not create life forms in the image of themselves. In Genesis 1:26 it says, “Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our
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