Monday, October 1, 2007

The theme of my news week article is about cloning human embryos. Some people may think its a good idea to clone human embryos to help people with spinal cord injuries, an immune disorder or juvenile diabetes, while others think that cloning embryos will only lead to cloning humans.

Dr. Michael West says cloning is meant to help people. West also said that his type of cloning is called therapeutic cloning which could lead to advances in fighting a variety of diseases including Parkinson's and diabetes. Although; the president and many other people are opposed to cloning thinking it will lead to human cloning, supported the House Legislation to ban cloning.

Date of Issue- May 30, 2005
Name of Article- Big Step for a Controversial Science
Author of Article- Claudia Kalb
Page- 8
Summary- It was announced by Woo Suk Hwang that he and his team just had major break through in stem-cell research. They had just cloned the first human embryo. Cloning human embryo could help people who have had a spinal-cord injury or an immune disorder. However; not everyone agrees with cloning human embryos. Critics say that this procedure is unacceptable and could lead to human cloning.

I picked this article because I thought it looked interesting.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

My First Post

Hi, my name is Abby. I'm a sophomore at West High School, and I love to play sports and hang out with friends. I play basketball, volleyball and I also run track. So I'm playing sports all year round, including the summer.