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Human Cloning: Support and Opposition

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This article discusses the support and opposition towards human cloning, including its potential benefits for health and reproduction, as well as the ethical and religious concerns. It also provides an overview of cell biology and the role of DNA in reproduction.

Human Cloning: Support and Opposition

Create a spread for a science magazine about biology, covering topics such as enzyme activity in the food and pharmaceutical industries and advances in cellular biology and related technological applications.

   Added on 2023-01-18

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Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Human Cloning
unshine Coast, Queensland has introduced legislation which has made cloning of
human embryo lawful. The bill involving research on human embryos and
prohibition of human cloning amendments bill of 2007 permits the use of embryonic
stem cell research using cloned human embryos that are created by cell nucleus replacement
(CNR).
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Support for Human Cloning
he majority of those who think that human cloning should be allowed to share a
common belief with me that it can be used for the good of humankind, and
especially so in regard to health. One opinion that is outstanding is that, due to the
preservation of health and even extension of life, scientists could continue to live. As a result, the
world would benefit from their great discoveries and inventions. All this would be the result of
recreating their minds in a different time and body. For example, if this were to happen to the
Wright brothers, they would help greatly in developing space exploration and the aviation
industry at large (Paul, 2016).
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urthermore, others claim that for the purpose of reproducing offspring in cases of
couples who cannot conceive, cloning should be legal, but only if the child will not
be subjected to tests for his or her entire life. Therefore, it should be perfected before
it is used for such events. In spite of all their well-argued reasons for supporting human cloning,
some reasons for their support were utterly misconceived and based on fallacies of over
imagination. One such thought was that cloning should be allowed in order to counter population
problems. The basis of this argument was that; height and weight be regulated in order to fit
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people into certain special buildings. This beat the entire purpose of cloning as only clones were
to be fitted into these “special buildings.” The argument goes in to say that clones should be
created in order to conduct all the activities that “normal” humans hate to do, therefore, making
clones like an army of workers.
Opposing Human Cloning
n the contrary, people have opinions that are against human cloning at all costs,
based on religion and ethical issues. Religious people claim that cloning is playing
the role of God in creation. This is as a result of creating another human being in
an unnatural way and that the scientists who create them will soon begin to view themselves as
gods. They, therefore, conclude that there is no reason to assume the role of god while there
already exists a God. They are also against cloning as they consider it unfair to God, who creates
original life and takes it, by having scientists recreate an already ended life. In addition, they are
of the view that God did, in fact, put mankind in this world to make it a better place, but instead
of that, mankind has only destroyed and is still destroying the earth. Therefore, responsibility
will be negligible among scientists who create these clones as they will deny accountability for
their actions (Olasunkanmi, 2016).
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Cell Biology
ell biology has made one of the most useful and interesting discoveries of modern
times – DNA. DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is perhaps the key to finding the
hidden truths about the human life cycle. DNA is a type of molecule known as
nucleic acid and is located within the nucleus of cells (Titus & Goodson, 2018). Chromosomes
are the main component of reproduction; proteins and DNA are the main constituents within
these chromosomes. Therefore DNA serves as a major part of the reproduction cycle.
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