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Cloning

Cloning is a form of genetic engineering in which the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) of a person, animal ,plant or bactirium is used to produce a perfect or near perfect genetic replica of the original…meaning a new individual is created from a single cell. Despite its relativaly new introduction to science it has become the center of controvercy in the scientific world.public interest in cloning spurredsince the cloning of dolly the sheep which proved that the cloning of adult animals could be achieved. Governments just can’t decide whether to permit or prohibit cloning. In the summer of 2001 the U.S. House of Representatives voted to ban human cloningimposing a penalty of up to ten years in prison and a $1 million fine for anyone convicted of trying to clone humans, but the U.S senate never took up the issue, so it never became law. Despite what people think about cloning as unethical and that it should be banned, I agree with cloning, and I thinkit will benifit man kind.
First, cloning could provide the cure to a wide range of dieases, including diabetes, strokes, cancer, AIDS and neurodegenarative disordors such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, by cloning human embryos and using them to harvest human stem cells which can be derived into different types of cells, cells that are needed in the battle against these diseases. For example Alzhimer’s is a degenerative brain disease which is charactarized by the death of nerve cells in the cerebral cortex which results in speech disturbances, severe short term memory loss, and disorientation leading to the progresive loss of mental faculties. As nerve cells do not have the ability to reproduce, cloning could hold the key to finding the cure to this disease, by cloning nerve cells and replacing them with the damged tissue, consiquently curing the disease. Human organs such as livers, hearts and kidneys could also be cloned, providing an answer to shortages in do

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