The Ethical Problems Of Human Cloning Essays

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There is a lot of controversy regarding the Catholic Church and Human Cloning. With more research and scientific advances, it may be possible in the near future to clone human beings. Obviously, the ethical problems that arise must be put into consideration. According to the National Human Genome Research Institute, “cloning describes several processes that can be used to produce genetically identical copies of a biological entity.” Scientifically, human cloning is similar and the only difference is that the biological entity is human beings. On the other hand, morally, human cloning is very different and has different moral implications. Human cloning is against the Church because the human clone was not conceived in a natural way, through conjugal intercourse. Before we get straight to the morality and ethical concerns of human cloning, first a basic background of human cloning should be discussed. The process by which human cloning would work is by a process called Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT). This first starts out by taking an unfertilized egg, containing 23 chromosome pairs from the egg donor. The chromosomes are removed and replaced with the nucleus of a cell from whoever is being cloned. Then, the egg is fertilized and electrically charged in order to start the development of the embryo. Although up to date, no human beings have been cloned, there have been many other organisms who have been successfully cloned. Cloning in its most primitive form dates…

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