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- Posted: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 13:39:07 +0000
Cloning human cells is perfectly acceptable. Cloning whole humans is another matter. It's a very thorny ethical question. I'd say it depends on the reason.
I don't see why cloning should be ethically that different from IVF...
Effectively, it's not, however the difference is in the application. As I said, it depends on the reason. If you wanted to clone a person so that someone who otherwise couldn't procreate properly could reproduce, that's fine (and very similar to the application of IVF). However, cloning humans for other possible reasons (medical research, for example) could easily in unethical. And procedure which has the possibility of producing a being capable of reason and understanding is something that should not be undertaken lightly.