Consof Cloning outline
Thesis:some might see cloning as a means to progress into the future.However, the technology might be dangerous to the survival ofhumanity and is easily subjected to abuse.
Health issues from gene mutation
All experiments ended in failure
Dolly the sheep was at the Roslin Institute. Dolly was cloned from a mammary gland cell of a six-year-old male sheep and an ovum from a female Scottish Blackface. However despite the achievement, her DNA was faulty, and she aged faster than an average sheep (Carey, 2015).
Dolly’s DNA has shorter telomeres that are common with aging animals despite being less than a year old likely because of the cloned DNA. This error makes DNA susceptible to damage (Plomin, DeFries, Knopik & Neiderheiser, 2013).
Possible abuse of cloning technology
Cloning could be used as means of getting “spare parts” for the existing population. Laboratories can clone humans and sell organs from clones to ill or dying people. This use means that human beings can be cultured only to be later killed for organs (Carey, 2015).
Criminals can clone themselves to avoid jail or be in two places at once.
Loss of the meaning of life
People would lose the feeling of being unique since someone can just be a clone of another person (Plomin, DeFries, Knopik & Neiderheiser, 2013).
If a family member dies why not replace them with someone else that looks like them?
Possible discrimination by gender, intellect, disability, and color.
In cloning, one chooses the cells from a selected donor and can also use techniques in genetic engineering to determine the sex or possible disability (Plomin, DeFries, Knopik & Neiderheiser, 2013).
Re-statingof the thesis and summary of the main points
Is the act of human cloning ethically right?
Christianity and many other regions view cloning as man try to create a life that is a violation of Holy Scriptures.
What are the impacts of cloning on genetic diversity
Normal reproduction allows for genetic diversity that leads to a healthy population reducing risks of genetic defects. However, with human cloning, there is the loss of genetic diversity.
Plomin,R., DeFries, J. C., Knopik, V. S., & Neiderheiser, J.(2013). Behavioralgenetics. PalgraveMacmillan.
Carey,J. L. (2015). Taking Responsibility for Cloning: Discourses of Careand Knowledge in Biotechnological Approaches to NonhumanLife. Journalof Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 28(3),589-599.