Pulcheria Chung, 18 St Mary's Canossian College It's true that cloning could help produce a superior race, provide hope to those in need of an organ transplant and help people suffering from Parkinson's disease. Parents could design their babies and decide on their IQ, talents and appearance ... soon enough, the whole human race would become superior and perfect. Ah, perfectionism. Each and every individual has unique features, strengths and weaknesses. No one is perfect. That's why our society functions smoothly and orderly - each person takes up a role they are good at. We communicate, co-operate and learn because the strengths of others can make up for our own weaknesses. If everybody was perfect, imagine what our world would be like. Everyone would be isolated: they would achieve whatever goals they wanted on their own. Everyone would become selfish. Moreover, a human clone is a human life, too. They think and have emotions like we do. How would they feel if they were produced as a substitute or for medical treatment? Life, sickness and death are the natural cycle of life. There's no point of disrupting this cycle by reviving a dead person or prolonging your own life at the expense of a human clone. Oliver Kwan, 17 Delia School of Canada I support human cloning, which could be one of the most significant advancements in medical technology. First, we need to define the term 'human clone'. It does not necessarily have to be a complete, breathing person. Rather, a human clone is any group of cells copied from a human being. This would include, for example, a replicated heart. Imagine what would happen if we could clone body parts when needed: people could get organ transplants without going on a waiting list and there would be no risk of rejection post-surgery. Cloning human blood would mean we'd have an endless, disease-free supply, removing the need for blood donor clinics. Amputees could have their limbs reattached and so on; the possibilities for this technology are endless. Those who oppose say that cloning isn't natural. Neither is modern life. From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, almost everything today has been altered in some way. If we only did what was natural, our lives would be a lot more difficult, not to mention short. All in all, cloning could do amazing things. True, human cloning could be misused, but couldn't that be said of almost anything?