conclusion, cloning is unsafe at this time because the complete list of defects
can not be accounted for. The sacrifice
of countless children to death and physical abnormalities, as well as mental
illness, can not be played out for the sake of science.
Experts say that cloning humans in the near future is not safe because : “It seems that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing and
the authors( other scientists) have allowed themselves to over-interpret their
findings,” said Ian Wilmut. This is a science that can not be rushed
into, because the consequence is paid with a lifetime of grief for a defective
child. The question still stands: “who will be responsible
for the children born with cloning side effects; who will be held accountable?”
( Topic Index). Of course it will be people like you and me. But
humanity would never be able to compensate for the loneliness that these cloned
children would feel. There would be forced to being born and live a life
that frankly, they would hate.
The failure rate of cloning is high and the determination of defects
in organisms by gene expression cannot be regulated.
“Apparently normal clones have
an abnormal regulation of many genes,” added Wilmot ( Topic Index).
It is this unregulated gene activity that should caution scientists to reconsider
the procedures and plans that they have for cloning. The alteration of one
gene could be the determining factor regarding the baby with three heads
that could have had just one.
scientist can be certain what the results of a cloning experiment will be.
In their research, the clones seem to be normal and healthy, but as time
has shown, the science is beginning to show more and more clones with developing
health problems. Rudolf Jaenisch adds that:
“At the present, there is no way to predict whether a given clone will develop
into a normal or abnormal individual,” (Topics Index).
It is this ambiguity of the final outcome in animal experiments
that suggest that these problems are a possibility in a human cloning experiment.
Great names in the genetics field say that cloning humans
with the knowledge the science community has currently, will only result
in disaster. That is the risk that some will take, but it is one that is
wrong, because we will lose the meaning of life, and people will become nothing
more than cells and tissue, which can readily be duplicated and used. If you screw up, you can just throw it away and start over,
right? Think twice because that garbage can is full of screaming babies that
have three heads.