human reproductive cloning


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Noun1.human reproductive cloning - the reproductive cloning of a sentient human being; generally considered ethically unacceptable
reproductive cloning - making a full living copy of an organism; requires a surrogate mother
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But human reproductive cloning would be every bit as misguided and dangerous now as it was then.
Yet, although human reproductive cloning would be foolish and lacking solid motivation, that doesn't excuse some of the baseless reasons often advanced against it.
Human reproductive cloning en masse and precisely for the creation of a cloned child -- who would theoretically be the genetic twin of the cloning parent -- is also forbidden (Article 7 Section C).
One reflexive objection is that this technique will lead directly to human reproductive cloning and eugenics.
Two mitochondrial replacement therapy scenarios would result in genetic modification of an individual's germ line, and one of these involves human reproductive cloning. Both scenarios would result in individuals with healthy mitochondria.
"Most scientists who practice nuclear transfer think it's unethical and unsafe to try human reproductive cloning."
"While nuclear transfer breakthroughs often lead to a public discussion about the ethics of human cloning, this is not our focus, nor do we believe our findings might be used by others to advance the possibility of human reproductive cloning."
Indeed, human reproductive cloning profoundly challenges our deepest and most cherished beliefs and opens vast new arenas for scientific investigation.
Human reproductive cloning is not yet a reality, but this has not stopped speculation from scientists, philosophers, and theologians.
Meanwhile, human reproductive cloning remains legal at the Federal level and in most states.
Human reproductive cloning may be beneficial especially for fertility treatment.
Rather, they provide a strictly utilitarian analysis: "Given current scientific and medical safety concerns, attempts at human reproductive cloning should be prohibited." Of course, today's safety concerns may be overcome tomorrow.

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