Essay by camathalionJunior High, 8th grade November 2005

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Cloning is a new concept for many people, it is when scientists produce another being asexually, it's like duplicating another copy of yourself. There are three kinds of Cloning, adult DNA cloning, reproductive cloning, and therapeutic cloning. Each is different in its own way. Adult DNA cloning is a process of cloning a gene. Reproductive cloning is a technology used to generate an animal that has the same DNA as another currently or previously existing animal. While therapeutic cloning is the production of human embryos for use in research. The goal of this type of process is not to create cloned human beings, but to harvest stem cells that can be used to study human development and to treat disease. Cloning is a dangerous way to reproduce; it should not be allowed to continue developing.

First, cloning should not continue, because the process of cloning takes too long and is too expensive.

There also is a small chance of success; the rate is 1 or 2 out of every 100 attempts. The valuable resources used in cloning, could be used to make other things that will benefit our society greatly. These resources could be used to help the young, support the old, and create more opportunities for adults. The resources could be used to help us all.

Second, cloning should not continue, because the cloned creature does not have any special abilities or special characteristics, therefore it could still be affected by common illnesses and diseases. Cloning is not like creating superman, cloning only creates another human being without proper parents, and with an enormous expense, and various valuable substances. Why clone when you could create it yourself?

Finally, cloning should not continue, because of the disruption that it will cause in our world. If cloning would continue...