We should stress that the most important principle of any science or research is to be of use for the mankind at present and in future. Human cloning and stem cell research should develop only if it does not harm the humanity and gives positive changes, or at least reduces all negative effects to a minimum. We should note that every science is worthy of attention and further development if it benefits the mankind.
At the modern stage of biotechnology development there exist several opportunities to receive embryonic stem sells. The main methods are: 1) the usage of ‘unclaimed’ embryos created for barrenness treatment; 2) the usage of embryos created specially for research purposes; 3) the usage of embryos created via therapeutic cloning; 4) the usage of parthenogenesis way of development.
Apart from ethical dilemma of the destruction of human embryos for the sake of social good (the development of science, elaboration of new methods of disease treatment), the usage of human embryos specially created for research purposes cause even more ethical difficulties as it assumes the creation of embryos that will be destroyed in future.
There will always be a risk of new mutations, which will be passed on to future generations. Official scientific organizations and governments take all precautions to forbid all attempts at genetic engineering, human cloning and stem cell research of humans in order to keep and follow ethical side of a situation.
There is no clear information or a viewpoint whether it will benefit or place new burdens on the human race. Thus, biotech and humanitarian revolutions should find the way to balance for mankind via organizations, programs and other actions taken at the right place and in time. […]