However, promising developments in other areas of stem cell research have led to solutions that help bypass these ethical barriers and win more support from those against embryonic stem cell research; the newer methods don't require the destruction of blastocysts.
• Unethical practices can result from cloning as unscrupulous individuals can breed individuals with certain traits.
Tipping the balance in the pros and cons of cloning is the fact the gene cloning can be harnessed to produce superior plants and animals to feed humanity.
Genetic engineering has made great advances in this regard although it is also polarizing.
Three strong pros that are commonly used in the great debate over cloning include: "Cloning is a technology that would allow infertile couples to have a genetically related child.", "Cloned human embryonic stem cells have the potential to cure, or assist in the discovery of a cure, for just about any disease or disorder you can imagine, not to mention save diminishing species of animals.", and also, "Human cloning is not inherently wrong, immoral or evil, the negative association that the public has with cloning is simply a misconception.".
On the other hand, there are equally logical arguments about the dark side of cloning.