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NathanWInters
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Levans
Con (against)
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Cloning

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Levans
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/6/2014 Category: Science
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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NathanWInters

Pro

Did you know that about 8% of Americans population, about 25 million people are diabetics? 74% of Americans are ok with therapeutic cloning and with Therapeutic cloning we can possibly cure disease like this and parkinson's disease using this type of technology. With this type of technology we could restore entire organs in people and not have to wait for a donor to die for you to transplant that organ. Using therapeutic cloning there is a small chance that the body reject the organ since we are using the DNA of the patient. Not only does therapeutic cloning restore body parts in others but will let scientists further understand diseases like diabetes and parkinson's disease later maybe find a cure.Therapeutic cloning works by taking the egg donors nucleus out of the cell and putting the nucleus of one of the host cells back into the egg. It will then be stimulated by an electric shock that will cause it to divide. After many divides the cell turns into a blastocyst. They will now match the patients DNA and could be used to regrow organs and help injuries. I strongly feel that therapeutic cloning could help us as human beings live more healthy and happily with this type of technology.
Levans

Con

Did you know that therapeutic cloning will actually kill a embryo that could one day become a person. This is important because people need to know more about biotechnology and its hidden information that doesn't always get heard. some of the jobs available in this department are therapeutic recreation specialist,rehab therapist, nuclear medicine technologist, athletic coaches and doctors. In my opinion therapeutic cloning should not be allowed because it kills a embryo and it could start a new black market.
Debate Round No. 1
NathanWInters

Pro

NathanWInters forfeited this round.
Levans

Con

http://humancloningproject.weebly.com...
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...
This one of the websites in with i got some of my information.

Cells can mutait which can cauce tumors in some people.
Debate Round No. 2
NathanWInters

Pro

Therapeutic cloning could be used for many reasons but the most important are probably Disease research, organ transplant, Disease prevention. Disease research. Using therapeutic cloning we could cure many diseases like diabetes and parkinson's disease. It is prove that it works, scientists at the MKSCC have treated mice with parkinson"s disease using therapeutic cloning. This could greatly improve human life even though we have not found a way to do it yet which leads us to another problem, funding. The US has not banned cloning but they are not funding cloning research wit hand exception of 4 states. The US is far behind in therapeutic cloning and human cloning due to this. South Korea, Japan, scotland and many others have made major achievements in therapeutic cloning and human cloning. Disease prevention. Using parts of therapeutic cloning and reproductive cloning we can potentially make ourselves resistant to disease by changing certain genes to be resistant. Organ transplant. Organ transplant is probably the primary function of therapeutic cloning and the one we would most benefit on. Using stem cells we could regrow entire organs and there would be no chance the immune system would reject it because its using its DNA.
Levans

Con

Therapeutic cloning should not be used women would one day start to sell there embryo for money similar to the way in which women can get paid to carry another woman's eggs in under developed countries such as India.

Also many people are against it saying that it is against gods will. Many country have made it illegal or put regulations on therapeutic cloning.
Debate Round No. 3
NathanWInters

Pro

Women would give up their eggs voluntarily and there will always be bad sides like black markets that could be controlled in the future but should that prevent us from using some of the greatest technologies of our age? And what would you say to the people who were waiting for their donors to die to restore a failing kidney or other injury?
Levans

Con

Levans forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Reasons for voting decision: One round forfeited each. Pro never addressed Con's initial contention that cloning kills an embryo and thus the question of morality was not resolved.