Cloning and Its Ethical Queries

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Dr. Bijay Kumar Sarkar


The concept of cloning has broken the traditional concept of heredity including biological and cultural. Cultural heredity leads to cultural evolution, the prevailing mode of human adaptation. The human genetic endowment by genetic cloning of eminent individuals is not warranted. Genomes can be cloned; individuals cannot. In the future, therapeutic cloning will bring enhanced possibilities for organ transplantation, nerve cells and tissue healing, and other health benefits. Humans have symbolic language, elaborate social and political institutions, codes of law, literature and art, ethics, and religion; humans build roads and cities, travel by motorcars, ships, and airplanes, and communicate by means of telephones, computers, and televisions. Cloning is morally right for the cases of increasing food production, surviving of species, healing fatal injured patients, providing child to couple who are incapable to produce by sex and so on. But on the other hand, it also morally wrong in the cases of the springs lack genetic uniqueness, harmful clone of terrorist, miscreants, militants.

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