Crossing Lines: A Secular Argument Against Research Cloning • One cell contains the DNA to build your whole body • Cloning is possible in humans, but should it be allowed? • Reproductive Cloning: Cloning a person for the purpose of having a baby • Research Cloning: Cloning in order to clone livers and such as replacement parts • July 31 st 2001, Bill passed the house outlawing all cloning • A tissue cell gets injected into a donor egg • The cell then thinks its back in the 1 st state, and starts to multiply • The main objective is to create kidneys and cure disease • Research cloning is an open door to reproductive cloning • Some people believe that a single cell should be treated as a person • However, the embryo should be entitled to something in order to avoid a ruthless utilitarianism • Our knowledge of how to manipulate human genetics is primitive • Scientists have been able to create headless animals • A headless human will allow us to use the organs, but also allow it to not be human
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course CGS 101 taught by Professor Baublitz during the Fall '08 term at BU.