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IntroImagine this situation It is your sixteenth birthday and your dear ninety-six year old grandmother a person for whom you have felt a mysterious but special bond one day indicates that she has something very important to tell you something that will change your whole life After making sure you are comfortably seated she announces that she in fact is not your grandmother at all No she is your twin sister Yes it is true The genetic material from the nucleus of one of her cells was inserted into another cell then implanted in a surrogate womb You are your grandmothers clone her twin sister born eighty years after she was As your dizzy mind begins to cope with this bombshell it suddenly dawns on you that you never had a father at least in the ordinary sense The man you thought was your father in fact contributed no genetic material whatsoever to your body When it comes to cloning men are not needed for any part of the birthing process This is just one example among many unsettling ways that human cloning could disrupt our lives Cloning-making a copy of something else There seems to be many benefits but do these advantages outweigh the weaknesses Out of the research I have done on this subject I dont believe so 1stThere are many factors from which these problems come First there is the ethical factor An important reason we should not tamper with nature this way is that many of the possible lethal problems are totally unpredictable Did the inventors of gasoline engines predict the greenhouse effect or the dangerous thinning of the ozone layer The same technology that gives us nuclear power or the ability to destroy an asteroid also could give terrorists portable nuclear bombs Similarly cloning involves meddling with nature at such a serious level that the surprises the potential abuses just arent worth the risk 2ndAnother question cloning brings
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