To Clone Or Not To Clone .

Essay by rawkstarreHigh School, 12th gradeA+, October 2003

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What would you say if I told you that scientists had just developed a new procedure that could lead not only to the cure for cancer, but would provide an unlimited source of organ donors and could lead to the first effective treatment of nerve damage? Now adding on to this ~`esoteric scenario, lets say that our government was taking action to ban this new procedure because of a few myths and some over opinionated conservatives. This scenario is true and is taking place with human cloning at this very moment. If you don't act fast this crowning achievement of medical science could be lost forever. This procedure will be both a contribution to science and a betterment of the human race. Human cloning will provide unlimited benefits to our species and should be legal.

The cloning of humans could be the greatest achievement of medical science; it could lead the way to the solution to some of humanity's greatest problems.

Every year hundreds of thousands of Americans die from cancer making it the second most common cause of death in the United States. However, through arduous cloning and other forms of genetic research, scientists are already learning amazing amounts of important information about the genetic make up of cancer and before long we may find a cure.

Though the cure for cancer is reason enough not to ban cloning it is by no means the only benefit this new technology could create for the medical field. With human cloning, scientists are working on ways to perfect methods to clone individual organs. This could finally be a permanent solution to the ever-growing demand for organ donors. Many dying people across the country are dying due to the shortage of organs. It also could lead to a way to repair...