Advantages and Disadvantages of Genetic Engineering-Clonnig
The development of technology has numerous effects on human life ranging from personal lifestyle to academic success. However, there is another area, which is genetic engineering-cloning is affected by technology. Although, there are opponents and proponents for improvement of this area, apparently, it has some advantages and disadvantages.
The number of advantages of genetic engineering gradually increasing and two of which are finding new treats for some diseases and providing suitable donors. First of all, today, there are some diseases that cannot be fixed or whose ways of treatments are very hard. However, thanks to the genetic engineering, now, new ways of treatments for some diseases like cancer, Alzheimer can be found. For instance; owing to a study carried out on stem cells, scientists have found that stem cells can be easily altered into other cells and therefore they endeavour to fix cancer with this way. Secondly, some scientists are cloning animals so as to produce suitable donors. Which means, because of cloning people, who need organ transplantation, can be cured. For instance, a kidney provided from a cloned pig, can be transplanted to people.
Besides the advantages, there is a controversy in terms of ethical views because general usage of cloning can also bring about some problems. First of all, if a person is cloned, it can pose a danger because when people started to be cloned, human life will be devalued and there will be a discrimination between clones and others. Secondly owing to cloning, all features of ones who will be cloned, are inherited and some traits and illnesses resembled and which is not good. For instance; if a infertile family can try to have baby through cloning, their diseases can be directly inherited their baby. Briefly, using cloning on people is still a very controversial issue and has lots of problems.
In conclusion, development of genetic engineering-cloning is needed and it has some benefits for human kind. However, the areas of usage cloning must be bewared to prevent some ethical and controversial issues. In addition to this, using cloning on people must wait for deter some abuses and it is not appropriate for today’s people and conditions due to the potential usage of cloning in a bad way.
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