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Over a million mutant animals have been artificially created in British laboratories alone in the past two years. The list is long "“ sheep with human genes, fish with mouse and human genes, pigs with sheep genes. Furthermore, expect to see the first human cloned baby in the next three years. The question is "Is it right or wrong to clone?" At this instant, The United States has no laws preventing human cloning research, although there is no public funding available.

According to Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia, a clone is an organism, derived from another organism by an asexual (nonsexual) reproductive course of action. However, the cloning process could occur naturally and the "product" is identical twins that originate from a single fertilized egg and share the same inherited characteristics.

The goals and purposes of cloning range from making copies of those that have deceased to better engineering the offspring in humans and animals.

Cloning could recover someone who was loved. It could help couples with infertility and could produce spare parts for people that need an organ transplant in order to endure.

Cloning could also help scientists find cures for many diseases that had been taking lives away. For example, in the early 1980s, scientists found the gene for human insulin, and inserted it into common bacteria, which learned how to make it. Brewing human insulin is very simple and similar to the way beer is brewed. This discovery is very beneficial in the medical field and gave hope to many people diagnosed with diabetes. Other times, the results appear to be more bizarre. For example, the crossing between goat and a spider created a goat that makes spider web in its milk. If the web is collected and spun, a new material for surgeons to use for...