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In general, this article attempts to rebuff the assumption that when a human clone is made asexually, that clone would have the same uniqueness to the donors and would not be an individual of their own. Morales argues that the clone will not compromise the donor or clones’ own uniqueness, on a psychological level. He argues that as the clone develops, it will have a life of its own, not necessarily tied to the donor. Morales uses twins in his narrative to help delineate a difference between two individuals that share common characteristics. The author argues that it is society and government that are the real threat to a cloned individual’s unique way of life, and not the genetic makeup of the donor and clone. I find the argument that it is society and not science that would endanger a clone’s psychological uniqueness compelling. I believe one weakness in the article is the fact that it did not give more details that are specific on potential donor versus clone psychological barriers. The article instead chose to focus more on a societal view versus scientific view, as opposed to bringing it to a more personal level between the donor and clone. I will use the information that Morales stated to enhance my explanation of potential psychological outcomes of cloning. I will also use this information in my paper to give credibility to possible barriers of living for all individuals involved after cloning. The information I learned in this article will be useful in shaping the ongoing debate of psychological aspects of cloning in a broad sense in my paper. Strong, Carson. "The Ethics of Human Reproductive Cloning." Reproductive BioMedicine
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[Type text] Online 10.(2005): 45-49. Academic Search Complete . Web. 1 June 2011. This article attempts to argue for human reproductive cloning in a sense of looking at a situation involving infertile couples as the basis for promoting cloning. The text summarizes that advancement in medicine may allow future possibilities of human reproductive cloning. The barrier, the article highlights, is the risk of genetic anomalies present in current reproductive cloning attempts. This risk is one that will diminish over time due to advances in medicine that will make this a more feasible option in certain circumstances. Strong acknowledges the fact that at this current time, advocating for allowing reproductive cloning at its current state would not be wise, due to the presence of these anomalies. This source gives me insight into a possible positive aspect of the most controversial type of cloning that I will look at, human reproductive cloning. This article is very theoretical, based somewhat on assumptions which I believe lead to a major flaw in its presentation. Strong tries to poke holes in the arguments against human reproductive cloning by attacking the theories of those focusing on child well-being, societal issues, and teleological arguments.
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  • Spring '07
  • Salcedo
  • Biotechnology, Human Cloning, reproductive cloning, Human Cloning and Genetic Manipulation

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