workings of animals fueled the further development of cloning technology. All cloning produces a human embryo and is therefore reproductive in nature. Subsequently, in February 1997, Ian (now Sir Ian) Wilmut the Possibilities of Cloning and his research team at the Roslin Institute announced Dollys birth in the prestigious science journal. Humanity Enhanced, I challenge the idea that children conceived through scnt would have their autonomy violated or would somehow lack or lose autonomy in any sense inapplicable to ordinary children. From women in this country or abroad, and it is highly likely that many of these women will have to become repeat donors.
Perhaps this year Neil Armstrong s one small step for ma nkind will be echoed with the first steps of the first cloned baby.
What we won t see.
In the future, therapeutic cloning will bring enhanced possibiliti es for organ.
Natural selection is the process of differential reproduction.
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Even now, rather than answering the needs of people unable to reproduce, many of the new technologies used in assisted reproduction actually create needs and make it increasingly difficult for people to accept other, less complex and invasive solutions. A cloned individual would be one made by scientists, using a pre-existing genetic configuration, without the joining of gametes from two people. While it is true that many people oppose the cloning of human embryos for religious and ethical reasons, the issue is not divided along the typical left/right political spectrum. McCormack the chairman of the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs was recently"d as saying that, evolution relies on the continual mixing and matching of genes to keep the gene pool alive. This Machiavellian approach would be difficult to justify even if ESC research were to lead to miraculous cures. The discussion above provides a strong basis to support a prohibition on human cloning.