Why Was Cloning Technology Developed?what Is Its Purpose


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Cloning was developed as a way to help those suffering from terminal illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Scientists look at cancer cells and how they are able to undergo mitosis at an extremely accelerated rate. If they are able to harness this ability and use it in a good way, perfect cloning technology and be freed of all restrictions, then the benefits that could arise from it could be great.
Here are some of the benefits that cloning technology could bring, bear in mind though that this list is by no means complete. Cloning embryonic stem cells could be used to grow new organs and tissues that can be used in transplants to replace damaged ones. This can also extend to new skin for burn victims rather than skin grafting, brain cells for those who are brain damaged or have suffered strokes, spinal cords for paraplegics, new hearts, livers, lungs and kidneys, and this is just the beginning. As mentioned before, conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other degenerative diseases could be cured and eradicated if cloning and its technology were not banned. Down’s syndrome, which is caused by a faulty gene, could be cured with the cloning of that particular DNA and transplant into the body.
Through the study of cancer cells and their accelerated mitosis, scientists may be able to learn how to switch cells on and off which may act as a cure for cancer. Bone marrow will also be able to be cloned to save those children and adults who suffer from Leukaemia, cancer of the blood and bone marrow.
Cloning can also allow for genetic diseases to be discovered, targeted and eradicated. These are just some of the benefits that cloning can bring and the suffering and pain that can be relieved is phenomenal.

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