Cloning

Is it okay to have a copy of the same person?

Background

Cloning has mostly been used to clone animals and not many humans. Scientists are currently studying human embryos and have done many tests on them. Many US States do not support the use of cloning humans because they think that it is unsafe to do. Cloning takes a really long time to do depending on the size of the embryo and what animal you are cloning.

Pro/Causes/Benifits

Cloning can be really useful in the future because we may begin to run out of food because we didn't think about using food scarcely and conserve it. Another reason that cloning may be useful is if a species of animals is becoming extinct, we could find all the animals and clone them to where the animal is not extinct anymore.

Cons/Effects/Dangers

Something bad about cloning is that scientists may not use it for the best purposes and it could end up ruining our society and our balance. Another bad thing about this is that it is a really long process and if you make one little mistake the whole process is ruined. Most of the time cloning animals doesn't always go how it is supposed to. Cloning is also a very long and slow process to undergo.
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This is a picture to show how an animal is cloned.

So is it okay to have an exact copy of another person?

I think that it would be okay to have a clone of someone. If we use the clones for their organs then that would be really nasty and mean. If you were to use the clones to advance in science then it would make sense. You could make clones of children if some people can't have children so that they can have a clone of someone as their child. I think that it will be possible to see clones of someone in the future. I also think that cloning someone will be okay in the future.

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