AiS Challenge Team Interim
Team Number: 79
School Name: Yucca Junior High School
Area of Science: Behavioral and Social Science
Project Title: Cloning Organs
People think cloning organs is bad, but cloning organs isn't really
that bad. If we cloned organs we could make people live longer.
Doctors would take part of a person's stem cell from the organ that is
having problems and clone it. The body would most likely accept the
newly cloned organ. Infertile people could also benefit from cloning.
They could have their own biological children. People with degenerative
diseases like Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease could
eliminate or slow down the process of the disease through the cloning of
nerve cells and brain cells.
Although Americans oppose cloning by 54 % to 38%, cloning continues to
offer hope for the hopeless. In Great Britain, 55% of the population
supports cloning. Cloning has been around since the 1940's. In 1952 a
frog was cloned. In 1985 a pig was cloned. In 1996 a sheep and a
monkey was cloned. Researchers are making advances in the cloning
process improving the likelihood that humans will be cloned.
Our goal is to answer the following questions.
- How will cloning affect the population growth in the United States?
- Will cloning increase the life span of individuals with degenerative
- Is human cloning a real possibility?
- How can body parts be made without making an entire human ?
We are still in the process of collecting statistics to input into our
Star Logo program.