Topic- Human Cloning
This link talks about what exactly human cloning is. This link tells us that human cloning is the creation of a genetically identical copy of a human. It tells us, though, that human cloning is done artificially like, reproducing cells and tissue or an actual human, not anything natural like giving birth to identical twins. The link tells us that the two most commonly discussed types of theoretical human cloning are: therapeutic cloning and reproductive cloning. It says that therapeutic cloning involves cloning cells and/or tissues from a human for use in medicine and transplants, while reproductive cloning would involve making an entire cloned human, instead of just specific cells and/or tissues.
This link describes what exactly the cloning process is and how it's done. For example, for reproductive cloning, scientists remove a mature somatic cell (any type of cell, except a sperm or egg cell) from the animal that scientists wish to copy. The desired DNA is then transferred into an egg of the same species that has had its own DNA removed. In this kind of cloning, the clone doesn't get its own unique DNA, they just get a copy of the original DNA. Another thing discussed in this article is whether or not cloning is safe. So far, there hasn't been a successful cloning of a human, but there has been a successful cloning of a human relative, the monkey. Cloning has an extremely high failure rate. Clones usually have poor health and could be born with large organs and as a result they could die or have to be euthanized. Some scientists refuse to do such a thing.
"It's like sending your baby up in a rocket knowing there's a 50-50 chance it's going to blow up. It's grossly unethical," - Dr. Robert Lanza
This link shows what cloning is. Lee Silver, the author of this article is someone who doesn't really support cloning. He knows that it is going to happen and already is and it doesn't make him too happy about that. He says that view of cloning is very different to the public than it is to scientists. He says that cloning is complicated and not as simple as it seems. One example that he uses is that if a woman were to use that procedure to have a baby, it wouldn't really be her daughter; genetically it would be her sister.
This link seems to be another one written by someone who doesn't agree with cloning. One thing they say are their three reasons not to clone. They are: health risks from mutation of genes, emotional risks, and risk of abuse of the technology. But on the other hand there are reasons why some do want cloning. They are: recover someone who was loved, infertility, eugenics, megalomania, spare parts, assisting medical research, and just curiosity. This link tells about all the differences this world can experience if human cloning continues whether it be good or bad.