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Human cloning involves copying a person’s DNA to create someone who is a clone of that person. In this Planet Science resource, students carry out research into cloning and then take part in a debate.
Some students play the roles of believers in human cloning who think the technology will have enormous benefits, which may include cloning exceptional people like footballers who are valuable both financially and culturally. Other students play the roles of those who are against human cloning and regard it as morally wrong and fear the technology will be abused if left in the wrong hands. They argue there is no evidence that a cloned human will have exactly the same skills and traits as its DNA donor.
The Planet Science debating kit, which includes student debating sheets, is designed to facilitate this activity.
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