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Cloning is the process of making a geneti- cally identical organism through nonsexual means. It has been used for many years to produce plants (even growing a plant from a cutting is a type of cloning). Animal cloning has been the su­bject of scientific experiments for years, but garnered little attention until the birth of the first cloned mammal in 1997, a sheep named Dolly. Since Dolly, several scientists have cloned other animals, including cows and mice. The recent success in cloning animals has sparked fierce debates among scientists, politicians and the general public about the use and morality of cloning plants, animals and possibly humans.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-12-21 17:13:50
Description Cloning is the process of making a geneti- cally identical organism through nonsexual means. It has been used for many years to produce plants (even growing a plant from a cutting is a type of cloning). Animal cloning has been the su­bject of scientific experiments for years, but garnered little attention until the birth of the first cloned mammal in 1997, a sheep named Dolly. Since Dolly, several scientists have cloned other animals, including cows and mice. The recent success in cloning animals has sparked fierce debates among scientists, politicians and the general public about the use and morality of cloning plants, animals and possibly humans.
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Source How Stuff Works
Keyword Genetics, Cloning, Human genome, Genes
Selector Stith
Date Of Record Creation 2009-12-21 17:08:46
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Date Last Modified 2009-12-22 11:56:53
Creator Craig Freudenrich
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-12-21 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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