Yes, I do. Cloning is a strange one and although we cannot clone humans yet, it is important to talk about its implications for when we do have the technology. I wouldn’t rule out cloning straight away. After all, identical twins are clones of each other. Cloned embryos could be a source of stem cells, which could have great medical value.
I’m guessing that when you say cloning, you’re thinking about making ‘copies’ of human beings. That’s not possible yet, but it may well be one day. It could have good uses – for example, a cloned embryo could provide cells to treat a disease – but I feel a bit uncomfortable about the idea.
But I do ‘cloning’ of a different sort all the time – it just means copying a bit of DNA, and I very often copy a bit of DNA to allow me to express a gene in cells, to try and understand what it does.
I don’t find issues like cloning or stem cell research a problem, as long as they are well regulated, and there is strong scientific merit (and ethical approval) behind any experiments.
I do find animal testing on chimpanzees a little disturbing, because they are so closely related to us, and highly sensitive and intelligent animals. Those kinds of experiments are performed extremely rarely, and under tight conditions. However, I would not wish to be part of such an experiment.