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Cloning and stem cell research which have been a big issue ever since Hans Spemann first raised the question of nuclear equivalency in 1938 The controversy behind cloning is that this will give scientists too much power and many people believe that cloning should not be allowed because it is against Gods will for how humans are to reproduce Stem cells have the ability to divide for indefinite periods in culture and to give rise to specialized cells Research on embryonic stem cells involves the destruction of some human beings for the benefit of others I am against cloning because of the dangers that are involved in the process and the aftermath of cloning If cloning and stem cell research was to be legalized this will give scientists the power to play God to create and destroy life Stem cell research treats human life as a commodity to be manufactured when needed and destroyed when desired to achieve some greater purpose Cloning can be very dangerous to society if they were used in the wrong hands Cloning was first envisioned in 1938 when Hans Spemann proposed an experiment in which the nucleus from a cell of a late-stage embryo is removed and transplanted into an egg There was not much success from experiments in those early days Dr Ian Wilmut performed the first successful cloning in Scotlands Roslin Institute when he cloned a six-year-old sheep in 1996 They named the cloned sheep Dolly After the success of cloning a mammal President Clinton proposed a five-year moratorium on the use of federal funding for human cloning research in 1997 This moratorium was later made permanent in 2001 when President Bush said federal funding would not be allowed for cloning research President Bush also favors a ban on all cloning In the summer of 2001 the House of Representatives passed a bill sponsored by Rep Dave Weldon that would ban all human cloning The people that favor
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