Human Cloning: Whether a Nemesis to Mankind?

  • Drisya M.
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  • Drisya M.

    Student at Nehru Academy of Law, Lakkidi, Palakkad, India

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Cloning encompasses a range of techniques that enable the production of genetically identical replicas of a living organism. A clone is an exact replica of an organism or object that possesses identical genetic information as the source. In the 1990s, Ivan Wilmut and his colleagues successfully cloned the first mammal, a sheep named Dolly. Subsequently, Japanese scientists conducted cloning on cattle, while Asian Gaur was cloned in the United States. Human beings are endowed with two distinct sets of traits, namely biological and cultural attributes. The practise of cloning is incongruous with the principles of evolutionary mechanisms posited by prominent figures such as Mendel and Darwin. The absence of aforementioned factors is notable in the context of duplicated individuals. From a non-religious perspective, this notion is viewed unfavourably. In 1998, Richard Seed made the initial declaration of human cloning in Chicago. Seed proposed nuclear transfer as a means of reproductive cloning to aid infertile individuals, considering human cloning as a promising avenue for the development of this method. Reproductive cloning is widely proscribed across the globe, with only a few countries opting to establish regulatory frameworks for this practise. This research article aims to study and analyse the concept of Human Cloning, its positive and negative consequences, the bio ethical issues and various conventions revolving around human cloning.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 2039 - 2054


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