Farewell to the Fiction in the Science of Cloning

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In his 1930ís futuristic novel, Brave New World, Aldous Huxley predicted a society where the human race was created in a laboratory and carried to term in incubators. At the time it was regarded as being ludicrously impossible. The idea of cloning in the eighties required multiple reproductions of specialized cells. Even then, the possibility of cloning was unachievable. Recently, scientists cloned a lamb, simply by replicating the cell in the skin tissue. It is …

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…of discussion. Many feel that cloning will only provide negative effects for the future. There could be nothing farther from the truth. As long as therapeutic and reproductive cloning are closely monitored and regulated, only benefits are possible. After studying the topic, I feel it is futile to ignore this technology or to attempt to argue against it. Whether sanctioned by the government or carried out in hidden laboratories, cloning should and will take place.