How Afraid are We of Human Cloning?

How Afraid are We of Human Cloning?


There is a raging debate on the argument, Is human cloning a good or bad idea? The cloning of monkeys in China has been used as an argument proving the merits of reproductive cloning. It also indicates how difficult it gets to clone an adult. Since the cloning of sheep back in 1996, several other mammals have undergone cloning. Here we are looking at the pigs, sheep, dogs, cats, and others. This new step presents some modification on the best cloning technique.

The cloning involved genetic material within the fetus cells and absented in an adult monkey. The chromosomes within the cell nucleus can be extracted from the donor cells still within the egg of the test adult monkey. The egg then undergoes stimulation to develop into an embryo right within a surrogate womb, that helps the egg respond to fertilization.

The next additional step required involves adding molecules to your eggs before allowing it to undergo implantation – something that will activate genes developing in the embryo. Without the right encouragement, the genes awaken in primates, helping the embryo develop. What this seems in adult cells are how genes undergo revival – preventing successful monkey cloning.

The Chinese scientists love cloning monkeys when studying their genetic makeup with the focus being on Alzheimer’s. A strain of identical monkeys will deactivate individual genes aimed at playing a role with the disease. Biological uses of primates are laid with ethical issues.


human cloningHuman Reproductive Cloning

The research debate opens up the fundamentals of human reproductive cloning. No one will understand how best to clone a human fetus. Human reproductive cleaning is still banned in several countries. As of a 2005 declaration by the United Nations, all states prohibit anything incompatible with human dignity and the protection of the human right to life. Right now the consensus is heavily focussed on safety concerns. From safety, this is the prominent argument. Two babies were only live births ever achieved from live pregnancies. This arose from the implantation of 79 clone embryos right into 21 surrogates. Two baby macaques developed from adult cells died later – one from respiratory failure and the other from respiratory failure.



The success driven argument will only improve. This will champion for successfully cloning the adult cells. Safety concerns are yet to be improved through human cloning. It stills remain a big challenge on how best you can resolve the issue without giving it a try. It’s hard making an argument for human reproductive cloning as you must focus on the potential benefits that bring about risks.


Cloning a Vanity Project

There are countless invalid reasons for cloning. First, it is a vanity project aimed at creating an identical copy of oneself thereby prolonging their life. This notion might seem obnoxious but not deluded. This is not to say we cannot give it a go.



Human reproductive cloning has its downsides but its not the best way to argue for lack of motivation. These are some of the suggestions that show us how cloned children only end up stigmatized. The cloning debate shows some of the prejudices surrounding reproductive technologies. This alongside the ability to allow for wise decision making surrounding biomedical advances comes into play.