Should people be able to clone humans?
- Clones are organisms that have identical genetic material.
- Can happen naturally.
- Some feel that it's wrong to remake humans or any living being.
- Takes time.
- Costs a lot of money.
More Background Info
- Dolly the sheep was the first successfully cloned mammal in 1996.
- She died after 6 years to a lung disease .
- It could be possible that the cloning caused the lung disease but the scientist says that Dolly being a clone had nothing to do with her death.
- Bring your best friend back to life, technically(Pet).
- Bring back an extinct species.
- Cure diseases and bacteria.
- Use a clone to test on.
- The clone could have health issues.
- The species that is brought back has to adapt to a new environment.
- Humans and any other organism could be in danger with new species on Earth.
- Some people might take cloning too far.
- Some feel like the people that are cloning are trying to take the role of God.
- Cloned animals are usually not identical in physical appearance and behavior to the donor animal.
- Impossible to raise a cloned animal in exactly the same conditions as the donor.
- Many examples of clones exist in nature.
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