I have been reading on Wikipedia about cloning and am considering it a possibility for reproduction in my world. I am finding it slightly difficult to find all of the cons and pros associated with it. I have these:
- Faster reproduction is theoretically possible
- Get one good "template that has not inherited any genetic diseases and you effectively cure these diseases in a few generations
- easily susceptible to corruption-choose the wrong template and everyone born has a specific defect of the template
- Moral and ethical reasons (nonexistent in my world but still thought to list it)
This list feels relatively complete but I want my world to be screaming detail and it feels like I am missing something important.
My question is this:
What are the main, scientifically-backed reasons cloning is or is not an efficient method of reproduction for complex life?