These cells can result in the creation of other cells within the human body except the embryo; this means that diseases can be treated through pluripotent cells in different organs of the human body with the replacement of cells that are functioning in an abnormal manner. With the assistance of this type of cloning alleviation of the risk of immunological rejection can take place as an individual’s own genetic elements are used in this treatment. In the case of organ transplantation, when cell lines are created through cells of another human being, the changes of the cell lines being rejected are quite high as the patient’s body will easily recognize proteins from foreign body and attack the cells that have been transplanted. This is one of the issues when an organ transplant is being conducted along with the issue of lack of organs in the organ transplantation market. These issues can be solved with the assistance of therapeutic cloning. Cloning can help resolve the issue of fertility among those who are sterile and have failed to produce children. There are other options through which the problem of infertility can be resolved, but those methods do not necessarily work for everyone. Cloning can be a great alternative to this issue, this form of cloning is regarded as reproductive cloning. Reproductive cloning is conducted by injecting genetic elements obtained from one individual into the egg and then the egg is stimulated with the assistance of chemicals and electricity. Next, the egg is placed inside the uterus and childbirth takes place. This way of producing life has been successful in animals, but research for the usage of this method among human beings is still ongoing. Cloning has several advantages associated with it, but most of these advantages are still being research and tested and after a huge amount of expenditure on research and wastage of material, scientists have resorted to the fact that cloning has failed to achieve its results in an effective manner.
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