Cloning:Facts and opinions! A speech

Essay by cheeky_angel_89High School, 10th grade August 2004

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Good morning/afternoon Mr Credaro and 10 Yellow. Rosie and I are going to talk to you today about many issues concerning cloning. To begin our speech I will define the word cloning and I will give a brief explanation of what it involves.

Cloning: Cloning is the process of the making of genetically identical organisms through nonsexual means. It has been used for many years to produce plants (even growing a plant from a cutting is a type of cloning). Animal cloning has been the subject of scientific experiments for years, but has had little attention until the birth of the first cloned mammal in 1997, a sheep named Dolly. Since Dolly several scientists have cloned other animals, including cows and mice. The recent success in animal cloning has sparked fierce debates among scientists, politicians and the general public about the use and morality of cloning plants, animals and possibly humans.

Over the subject of cloning there is a lot of controversy whether it is right or wrong. There are many arguments for and against this topic, with each individual having their own opinion.

Arguments For Cloning

Stops the chance of animal and plant extinction.

The possibility of creating a human repair-kit. This could also mean elimination of donor organ rejection and regeneration of damaged tissues.

Stops defective genes which would usually make

a normal human sick.

Reduces sicknesses.

Enables cosmetic surgery to be a lot easier as you are not using fake products, instead you are using real cloned skin.

If a mother is unable to give birth to a second child, and wants to have more children, cloning of the first child is an option,

as well as to raise an identical child after an unfortunate death.

Nature is already cloning organisms so why can't we continue...