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Jessica Salazar Carrillo

Biology 101-401


Issue paper

Exploring Human cell Cloning

Science takes us on many journeys of exploration. We discover truth and knowledge we learn

about how we can make life better. New doors and opportunities are open to us, finding cures for

certain chronic or deadly illnesses is something we strive to achieve. In the following paragraphs

I will present both sides of this topic to give you a small understanding of what the talk is all

about. In the first section I will show the positive view on this subject, and in the second I will be

discussing the negative opinions.

When we think cloning our minds automatically go to human cloning, but there are many

other forms of cloning such as DNA cloning, Therapeutic cloning and reproductive cloning.

(Farrell, Courtney and Rosalyn, Carson-DeWitt.) These authors go on to write the difference in

these three forms of human cell cloning. They state that therapeutic clonings main purpose is to

make stem cells. These cells are not yet set to do a specific job in the human body this makes

them capable to become any cell needed. In return, these cells help sick, damaged cells. For

example, If someone had a damaged heart these stem cells could be the healthy heart cells it

needs to recover. Stem cell have the great potential to treat diseases.(Farrell, et al.) Humans

cells help fixed other damaged cells this would be a big step forward in medicine. In an article,

they stated that Chinese researchers are working on editing and fixing human embryos with a

process called CRISPR, in which they use cells to cut off damaged or stretched DNA and replace
them with healthy DNA cells.(The Loom, Editing Human Embryos: So This Happened) This is

DNA Cloning a process of cutting and repaire with new healthy DNA.

When it comes to reproductive cloning, we often ask ourselves is it worth it? Cloning

can lead to more acute problems if parents decide to clone deceased child.(LIM, Hwa A. Pg.

336) He makes another very positive point as to why human cloning is not seen well. life of the

clone will be unknown, there will be possibilities that the clone might feel pressured with being

compared to the esteemed or beloved person. (Lim, Hwa A. Pg. 336) Cloning is not looked well

upon due to what issues it can have on the female body. To continue research on cloning eggs for

testing eggs must first be required. Some industries are paying women for their eggs to keep

cloning research going. Harmful effect on women who donate eggs can occur some risks with

giving away their eggs. Some risks are the loss of fertility, stroke, infection and in some cases

death. (Smith wesley) Women run a higher risk when it comes to human cloning and its efforts

to succeed.

In my opinion, human cell cloning for therapy use and stem cell research is much better

than the idea of cloning a complete person. My reason is that all people are created a certain way

by nature to keep moving forward. Working to make a person is something that shouldnt be

done, working to help someone is without a doubt much better. The things and the people we can

help have a higher chance of success than trying to make someone. Bringing a scientifically

modified person just to watch how they suffer from their conditions, that we could not stop in my

eyes is something that is inhuman. To make something and just watch it die slowly in pain for

the sole purpose of creating one person. It is not worth such effort, time or money.
Work cited
Cwzimmer. Editing Human Embryos: So This Happened. Phenomena, National Geographic
Phenomena, 15 Oct. 2015,

Farrell, Courtney and Rosalyn Carson-Dewitt. "Cloning: An Overview." Points of View:

3/1/2016, p. 1. EBSCOhost,

Lim, Hwa A. Multiplicity Yours: Cloning, Stem Cell Research, and Regenerative Medicine.
World Scientific, 2006. EBSCOhost,

Smith, Wesley J. "The Arrival of Human Cloning." Weekly Standard, May, 2013, pp. 20, SIRS Issues