A Better Look at Cloning- Facts
Cloning is said to be looked at in two ways; inhumane and useless or productive and life-changing.

Dolly the sheep was the first mammal created through cloning DNA from another animal. Created in 1996, Dolly died in 2003. Why did Dolly die so fast? She died from a cancer. Cloned animals have highly compromised immune systems and infection rates are high. Did Dolly die because the cloning made her immune system weaker?

A total of 67% of Americans disapprove of cloning animals for food. Cloned animals sell for more than regular animals. A cloned calf can sell for more than $15,000, compared with an average calf that costs less than $1,000. This is why some think that even if we do clone; we aren’t going to be eating cloned meat 24/7 because it is so expensive. If cloned meat wasn’t so expensive you would probably already be eating and buying cloned meat from stores.

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It took 276 embryos to make Dolly, the first cloned sheep? Is this a working progress or a disaster? Clearly, further work is needed to increase the efficiency of equine cloning,” Said UI’s Vanderwall, Utah State University animal scientist.

Then, of course, there are the moral issues to consider. "The definition of life is being born when nature thinks its right and dying when nature thinks it's time," Jamie Brown, 16, from LaGuardia HS said. "Cloning can definitely extend people's lives, but I think there's something to be said for dying naturally when God says your time is up. It's not natural to clone your heart so that you may live longer."

Whether you are for it or against it one thing that's for sure is that this is a very conserversial issue. For more information on the facts of cloning click here: http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/elsi/cloning.shtml. Now that you know the pros, cons, and facts in regard to cloning it's time to express your opinion by responding to our critical question.

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This is Dolly and her clone.