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The pros and cons of human cloning

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 I think it all depends on the situation. I mean I am for therapeutic cloning but I am against reproductive cloning.
 The reason why I am for therapeutic cloning is that it will save thousands of lives if it could be done. If they can actually clone human cells, tissues and even organs, it will definitely save uncountable number of lives because transplant surgery will be administered much more easily. It is believed that cloned human body parts will have a very high genetic match and will not require immune suppressive drugs and will not be rejected by the body. Therefore it would save thousands of lives. Hence, I am for therapeutic cloning.
 The reason why I am against reproductive cloning is that cloning human and animals will disturb the balance of nature. As the world is already over populated, it will aggravate overpopulation. Therefore I am against this type of cloning.
 In conclusion, the original purpose of science and technology is to improve our lives, not to disturb the balance of nature. Therefore I am for therapeutic cloning but I am against reproductive cloning.

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