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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.
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.
By chance, the mare that provided the DNA for Prometea also gestated her.