Kloning Manusia

Teresa L. Wargasetia

Abstract


In the last few years, very rapid progress in the cloning technology and its development towards human cloning has become a hotly-debated issue. Cloning, which is the process of formation of a number of individuals with the same genetic structure, can be done by means of embryo-splitting method and nuclear transfer. Human cloning through the nuclear transfer method is directed towards two purposes, i.e. reproduction and therapy. The relatively new transgenic technology can be combined with the cloning technique to produce clones with new genes. However, pros and cons arise concerning the development of research on human cloning, particularly cloning for reproductive purposes. Therefore, there is need for a moratorium period before human cloning can be performed in order that solutions for all kinds of problems related to safety and ethics can be found.

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