What are pros and cons of genetic engineering such as stem cell research, cloning?

Controversial. Significant moral and scientific controversies in use of genetic engineering and cloning. Limited experience in the long-term outcomes make both issues limited to laboratory and animal studies.

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What are some pros and cons of genetic engineering such as stem cell research and cloning?

Still research. Stem cells and cloning are research tools but they offer the hope of treating some disorders that may not have any other successful treatments. Consider new pancreas cells to treat diabetes, cells to correct parkinsons, etc. I doubt anyone has a good idea of where cloning will be of benefit. Any technology can be abused but let's focus on the good hopeful uses. Read more...