Human cloning isn’t as scary as it sounds. In late February 1997 a British scientist named Ian Wilmut and his research team had cloned a lamb named Dolly from an adult sheep. Dolly was made by replacing the DNA of one sheep’s egg with the DNA of another sheep’s udder. This was an amazing announcement because an animal had never been cloned before. Only plants had been cloned before and everyone thought that it would never happen. It was all over the news. Before long everyone was thinking about the ethics and what might happen if a human was cloned. However, many people are wrong about their ideas. They are wrong about the technical part of cloning. Making a human clone would not be like making a copy. People got this idea from science fiction. It would be more like making a twin. And just as identical twins are two separate people, so would clones be separate people. Most people think that genes determine everything about us. They forgot about environment. The place and condition a person is raised in is very important. Also, because of the extra steps involved, human cloning will always be riskier than an embryo transfer (It took more than 275 tries before the researchers were able to obtain a successful sheep clone).
20 years ago there was a similar concern over ;test tube babies;. There are about 30,000 of these babies now. Most of the parents are happy. Nature clones people all the time, approximately 1 in 1000 births are identical twins.
A strong argument against cloning is that it could lead to a new type of family. We don;t know how it is to grow up with a parent who knows everything about you. It could be good because your parent could teach you a lot. On the other hand it could invade the kid;s privacy.
Some people think that cloning is bad because someone could make an evil army of cloned warriors. But who is going to do that? Clones start out life as babies. It is hard to take care of one child fo…

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