Ethics of Human Cloning

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IMPLICATIONS. International Journal of Pharma & Bio Sciences; Jan-Mar2011, Vol. 2 Issue 1,

pB28- B41, 14p

The prospect of cloning animals and Homo sapiens and the ethical and legal implication of such

astounding development remained remote and unexplored until recently. Understandably, the

mental pictures of identical babies being manufactured in a biological factory offend the natural

sentiments of any human being. The ethical aspects of cloning depend upon our perspectives

about its process. The development of law in this regard might be a mere speculation now, but

those who promote human cloning, have to show and establish with evidence how they are

going to deal with different situations, which pose a problem as a consequence of human


Morales, Nestor Micheli (2009). Psychological aspects of human cloning and genetic manipulation: the

identity and uniqueness of human beings. Reproductive BioMedicine Online; Nov2009

Supplement 2, Vol. 19 Issue S2, p43-50, 8p

Human cloning has become one of the most controversial debates about reproduction in

Western civilization. Human cloning represents asexual reproduction, but the critics of human

cloning argue that the result of cloning is not a new individual who is genetically unique. There is

also awareness in the scientific community, including the medical community, that human

cloning and the creation of clones are inevitable. Psychology and other social sciences, together

with the natural sciences, will need to find ways to help the healthcare system, to be prepared

to face the new challenges introduced by the techniques of human cloning. One of those

challenges is to help the healthcare system to find specific standards of behavior that could be

used to help potential parents to...