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But the renewed panic that this has provoked remains absurd, not least because we are already surrounded by human clones.

Harris, John. "We have Nothing to Fear about Cloning Humans." Telegraph.co.uk., 25 Jan. 2018, pp. n/a. SIRS Issues Researcher, https://sks.sirs.com.

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The vast medical potential that stem cell research promises is the strongest argument for supporting the continued cloning of human embryos for their stem cells.

Arnold, Eileen. "Cloning Embryos: Scientific Milestone Or Moral Offense?" University Wire, 2015. SIRS Issues Researcher, https://sks.sirs.com.

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One in every 270 births are identical twins - around 200,000 are living in the UK alone - yet the heavens have not fallen and no-one complains of this massive violation of human rights or dignity.

Harris, John. "We have Nothing to Fear about Cloning Humans." Telegraph.co.uk., 25 Jan. 2018, pp. n/a. SIRS Issues Researcher, https://sks.sirs.com.

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Moreover, there are sometimes good reasons to prefer to create a "tried and tested" genome, to reproduce a genome that has proved to be healthy and long lived in an existing person and then copy it, rather than continue to resort to the genetic lottery that is sexual reproduction.

Harris, John. "We have Nothing to Fear about Cloning Humans." Telegraph.co.uk., 25 Jan. 2018, pp. n/a. SIRS Issues Researcher, https://sks.sirs.com.

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Legal methods of controlling fertility, such as genetic screening and pre-implantation diagnoses (PGD), are now reasonably well accepted and have not had noticeably bad effects on the human genome - rather the reverse, which is their point.

Harris, John. "We have Nothing to Fear about Cloning Humans." Telegraph.co.uk., 25 Jan. 2018, pp. n/a. SIRS Issues Researcher, https://sks.sirs.com.

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Cloning techniques are already being used to develop life-changing medical treatments.

Harris, John. "We have Nothing to Fear about Cloning Humans." Telegraph.co.uk., 25 Jan. 2018, pp. n/a. SIRS Issues Researcher, https://sks.sirs.com.

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Removing genetic variability on research animals can also reduce the number of experimental animals needed, thus responding to a widely held moral imperative to reduce the use of animals in research.

Harris, John. "We have Nothing to Fear about Cloning Humans." Telegraph.co.uk., 25 Jan. 2018, pp. n/a. SIRS Issues Researcher, https://sks.sirs.com.

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Twins, while sharing a genome, remain individuals whose lives, values and beliefs are shaped by their environment and their will; they are not simply duplicates of one another.

Harris, John. "We have Nothing to Fear about Cloning Humans." Telegraph.co.uk., 25 Jan. 2018, pp. n/a. SIRS Issues Researcher, https://sks.sirs.com.

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Ultimately, some argue that to disregard the great medical potential stem cell research holds for saving millions of lives in itself could be considered wreckless and immoral.

Arnold, Eileen. "Cloning Embryos: Scientific Milestone Or Moral Offense?" University Wire, 2015. SIRS Issues Researcher, https://sks.sirs.com.

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They walk among us in the form of identical twins: people who share exact sets of DNA.

Easterbrook, Gregg. "Embrace Human Cloning." Wired (Vol.17, No.10), Oct. 2009, pp. 100. SIRS Issues Researcher, https://sks.sirs.com.

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Cloning could be a blessing for the infertile, who otherwise could not experience biological parenthood.

Easterbrook, Gregg. "Embrace Human Cloning." Wired (Vol.17, No.10), Oct. 2009, pp. 100. SIRS Issues Researcher, https://sks.sirs.com.

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[I]t turns human reproduction into a manufacturing process in the most literal sense: human embryos are created to serve as raw materials for the production of biomedical research supplies.

"The Coming of the Clones." Weekly Standard, Sep. 2015, pp. 5. SIRS Issues Researcher, https://sks.sirs.com.

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Not only would cloning-to-produce-children be a dangerous experimental procedure, one that cannot be consented to by its subjects (the children created by it), it is also a profound distortion of the moral meaning of human procreation.

"The Coming of the Clones." Weekly Standard, Sep. 2015, pp. 5. SIRS Issues Researcher, https://sks.sirs.com.

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Cloning-for-biomedical-research also endangers the health and safety of the women called on to undergo dangerous hormone treatments to serve as egg donors.

"The Coming of the Clones." Weekly Standard, Sep. 2015, pp. 5. SIRS Issues Researcher, https://sks.sirs.com.

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This form of genetic engineering would deny the children it produces an open future, burdening them with the expectation that they will be like the individuals from whom they were cloned.

"The Coming of the Clones." Weekly Standard, Sep. 2015, pp. 5. SIRS Issues Researcher, https://sks.sirs.com.

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Gabbatiss, Josh. "Dolly the Sheep: 15 Years After Her Death, Cloning Still has the.." The Independent (Online), 14 Feb. 2018, pp. n/a. SIRS Issues Researcher, https://sks.sirs.com.