Cloning Ethical and Social Problems

To clone an organism is to make an exact copy of its DNA. This is commonly done in minute organisms (mostly on plants and animals). One of the most controversial features of cloning is whether or not it should be applied on humans. It is a given fact, that there are numerous things to consider in cloning a human. Copying generally weakens the genes. Many scientists have proven the validity of this statement - since adaptation in genes permit human to strengthen themselves against disease and the environment. Thus, all cloned animals die early due to diseases and genetic mutations.

    Cloning of human genes also involve several ethical issues. This includes perplexing moral questions 1) is the money used in cloning is worth the final result 2) 2) who will own the tissue to be clone the scientist who creates it or the carrier of the DNA 3) do humans have a right to manipulate the image of other humans Thus, this would create a lot of ethical deliberations that would force people to doubt the whole process itself (Appel, 2005). Clones are likely not to be accepted into the society since their existence is questionable  or more accurately their existence is an artificial form of human malice.

    There are several ethical debates which discuss the issue of cloning. The basis of our lives is dependent on a number of ethical, social, legal and religious parameters. In most cases, most people do not have the vocabulary to deal with the potential implications of cloning. Thus, whatever conclusions (in fact numerous scientist have any) scientific community have, the ethical issues surrounding cloning will be a well-known feature and would be fundamentally challenge in the coming years to come. Perhaps this is the hardest thing to understand and accept especially to most scientists engaged in this practice.


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