Have you ever imagined what life would be like if we could eliminate human problems? This is the question that arises when the issue of cloning is brought up. Cloning is the process where by organisms, cells, or microorganisms are copied to produce an almost identical genotype. Cloning is beneficial to humanity. It can help solve organ limitations, cure diseases, and take a
giant step toward immortality.
One of the strongest reasons to support that cloning is beneficial to humanity is that there would be a solution to organ limitation. One of the greatest problems in medicine today is that many people need organs for various reasons, which are not available. This creates a lot of unnecessary deaths, and problems for patients. There are not enough organs to supply the need in demand. Currently in America , “2,300 of the 40,000 Americans who needed a new heart in 1997 got one.” That means that approximately 94% did not receive one. This is just the heart
we are talking about. Imagine the staggering number of organs that are needed in the world. For example; in the States, “there are 36,000 patients waiting for an organ transplant.” Also, “about one third of these patients waiting will die because of the lack of available organs.” There are a great number of failures with organ donation. The failures can cause serious illness, and possible death. Therefore, cloning human organs is very beneficial to humanity. If we cloned human organs we would be eliminating a major killer to the human race, and providing patients worldwide with a healthy cloned organ. If the organ was rejected, we simply make another one to suit the patient. This could be continued until there is a match. There would be no waiting lists, less complications, and almost no deaths. Cloning would help us benefit by solving organ donation problems. Another great reason to clone humans is that it would cure diseases.
Secondly, another persuasive reason that cloning is beneficial to humanity is that it would cure diseases. One of the most important facts in disease is that we do not have the technology to find a cure to the problem. An example would be some defective genes embedded within humans, “these genes allow people to become sick when they would otherwise remain healthy.” However, if we are able to clone human, we can understand more about these defective genes and replace them. Cancer is one of the major diseases that is killing people around the world. Many drugs were made to try to prevent this deadly disease, but we are unable to find out “how cells differentiate into specific kind of tissue, nor to they understand why cancerous cells lose their differentiation.” Through cloning, we may be able to produce an effective gene therapy to cure this disease. Addition to this fact, the Tay-Sachs Disease is one of the genetic diseases caused by the missing of an enzyme called hexoseaminidase A. Through cloning, we would be able to create this enzyme and save a lot a peoples’ lives.
Finally, the most important reason that cloning is beneficial to humanity is that it would enable us to take a giant step towards our immortality. Wouldn’t it be great if you did not have to worry about getting old, or dying? Well with human cloning this is all possible. “Dr. Richard
Seed, one of the leading proponents of human cloning technology, suggests that it is possible to
reverse the aging process because of what we learn from cloning. Cloning would help reverse aging by teaching us how to set our age back to 20.” This is possible because each time a cell is cloned it is treated as a new cell with the age zero. Therefore, cloning would enable human beings to copy their cells and have the new ones with the age zero implanted into them when they are older. This would make them feel as if they were 20, but they really are 65. This would allow humans to live to an age that they want, and when they are ready they can choose to die, with some exceptions that are unavoidable death. Human cloning would allow us to essentially live forever. This would eliminate the fear of old age and death.
Human Cloning is beneficial to our existence on earth. It can help solve organ limitations, cure diseases, and take a step toward living forever. Overall the whole issue of cloning is a great idea that has many positive side effects. Cloning is the answer to many medical questions, and to a better quality of life.
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