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cloning:

see cloneclone,
group of organisms, all of which are descended from a single individual through asexual reproduction, as in a pure cell culture of bacteria. Except for changes in the hereditary material that come about by mutation, all members of a clone are genetically identical.
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cloning

To make a product that functions like another. See clone. See also cloning software.
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We import even greater quantities of meat from countries such as Argentina and Brazil where cloning is also widespread.
There are, indeed, major ethical and moral issues at the heart of the cloning debate.
Because clones will be used primarily for breeding, almost all of the food that comes from the cloning process is expected to be from sexually-reproduced offspring and descendents of clones, and not the clones themselves.
This legislative trend is based on recent scientific evidence suggesting that therapeutic benefits will not be safely obtained from the cloning of human embryos unless such "fetus farming" is allowed.
2004 - Researchers in South Korea claim to be the first to successfully clone a human embryo for therapeutic cloning.
Italy plans to introduce a compromise resolution in February that would "prohibit any attempts at the creation of human life through cloning processes and any research intended to achieve that aim.
Leon Kass, the chairman of the President's Council on Bioethics and a cloning foe, would like to keep that a secret.
The ``somatic cell nuclear transfer,'' however, is what's called ``therapeutic cloning,'' meaning the sort of cloning in which a lab can make hundreds of thousands of tiny humans and drop them in a blender with no one the wiser and no one caring.
Our first attempts using the new CT cloning technology were very successful," said GSC Chief Scientific Officer Dr.
Hwang's research took the first steps in therapeutic cloning, a process in which stem cells (cells that can become any one of the 200 different cell types present in the human body) are taken from a cloned embryo.
What are the social representations of cloning risks and benefits?