Genetic Cloning: Has Science Gone Too Far?

Alexis Leonard, J1 Staff Writer

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When most people hear “genetic cloning” they think of human clones and robots walking everywhere – but this isn’t the reality.

Genetic engineering is a global issue that people consider to be a battle between science and ethics. Some people encourage research in genetic cloning in the hope of medical and agricultural advancement, while others don’t trust the effects of genetic cloning that haven’t been discovered yet. While the outcomes  of genetic cloning such as elongating life aren’t certain, the possibilities that could greatly benefit society outweigh the irrational negative consequences that people who oppose genetic cloning argue.

Genetic cloning can provide society with medical advances such as quick organ transplants, changing the DNA in cells to remove diseases before they attack, and allow humans to regenerate and grow back damaged body parts. This would extend people’s lives and help eliminate diseases from society.

Those who oppose genetic cloning not only find genetic cloning too far-fetched, but they are also fearful of the fact that there will be a separate race of clones and less racial diversity. There is no guarantee that there will be a separate race of clones or less diversity – but we do know that scientists are discovering ways to elongate lives and save millions through genetic cloning.

Genetic cloning needs to be funded and supported because it will advance the medical world, and benefit society. It will help the people, rather than hurt them.  

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Genetic Cloning: Has Science Gone Too Far?