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Ana Fonseca

Studant, School

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Human Cloning

Today in my english class, we talked about Human Cloning. It has its pros and cons like everything we know. Its a way to cure diseases, but I don't see another advantage. The cons are more than the pros.
People usually put in first place the religious issues that cloning brings, but I think that are other issues that cloning brings and are more important than the religious. For example, there will be less biodiversity, its too expensive,..
But the worst for me is a thing my teacher brought up to discussion as being a pro of human cloning. She said a pro was we could choose the traits of our sons and daughters. I think its really wrong, no one should choose their future baby characteristics. And what if the baby isn't what you "ordered" then what people would do ? Would they say " sorry I didn't ask for this one, have it back".
So what do you smart people that understand more about think?


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  • Nov 24 2013: At the moment cloning technology can only give you a clone that is the same age as the donor when it is born i.e. clone an 80 yo man and you will get an 80 yo baby.
    • Dec 8 2013: no ! absolutly faulse ...
      clone is not the same and will contract genetic cells of the ovocyst that will bring him to birth after his creation by cloning technic
      But it is true that the cells are more old than those of a baby : he will dye soon ...that is the reason why laws and cloners try to success in cloning very young human embryos ( prealably destroyed in that prospect although they get a soul ( immortal as say since Platon all humanity and common sens )

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