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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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But the science is still in its infancy - it took 328 reconstructed embryos to produce Prometea - and there are already serious concerns about the lifespan of cloned animals.
He added: "With these kind of developments there is the worry, as with sheep, that they will be more susceptible to disease." Prometea follows in the hoof-steps of Dolly the sheep, the first cloned mammal, who was born in Edinburgh in 1987 and Idaho Gem, a cloned mule born earlier this year.
The female foal, dubbed Prometea, is actually a clone of the mare that gave birth to it.
The widely reported birth of Prometea, the first cloned horse, in Italy two months ago, has given rise to any number of wild outbursts that have yet to be backed up by any rational arguments, and I'd like to have the big picture brought sharply into focus before I can bring myself to have a firm opinion on the matter.