Should Human Cloning Be Legal? Essay

2269 Words Mar 17th, 2016 null Page
I first became interested in cloning while working at an assisted living facility. One of the men I helped was a prominent geneticist before he retired and told me fascinating stories about his life. He worked with creating a new breed of sheep and would tell me about all the problems he ran into. To be honest, I had no idea what he was talking about most of the time, and I felt bad. I went home and tried to do some research about it, but with my limited knowledge of biology I did not understand what the articles were saying, and I found I still didn’t know what this man was talking about. Unfortunately, this man soon moved to a different facility and I forgot about my interest in cloning. When the assignment to research a complex topic was given, I remembered this man talking about his views of human cloning, and how he did not envy the scientists who had to deal with the controversies surrounding this field. His comment made me question, “Should human cloning be legal?”. This seemed like a good question, it was controversial, and when I heard people discuss cloning they seemed very passionate about their point of view. All I really knew about cloning was what I had read in science fiction books and seen in movies. I imagined clone troopers in Star Wars, mindless droids that were exact copies of a single human, and was a little bit apprehensive about the idea of cloning. However, I did know that cloning could be a useful thing. It could help couples with infertility or…

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