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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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February 27, 2002 - A House of Lords committee gives consent for UK scientists to pioneer the cloning of human embryos for research and set up the world's first embryo cell bank.
So in a nutshell the advantages of cloning your champion horse this season are:
Bernard Siegel, head of the Genetics Policy Institute, a pro-therapeutic cloning lobby, declared victory, saying, "This is a very good result."
While it is based in the San Francisco Bay area, the company's cloning work will be done at its new lab in Madison, Wisconsin.
But he told Congress that "the First Amendment protected this kind of research." Today, he believes it protects cloning experiments as well.
"We are opposed to any attempts toward human reproductive cloning," says Hwang--a view shared by many scientists.
Cloning via vegetative propagation has already provided substantial benefits in several forest species that are easily rooted, such as poplar species, some Eucalyptus, such as E.
The Globe and Mail articles and the focus group participants shared the same hopes for body part cloning, but they differed regarding concerns.
"Cloning a baby is just the first step" toward human immortality, said former French journalist Claude Vorihon, who calls himself Rael and claims to be a direct descendant of extraterrestrials who created life on earth through genetic engineering.
Boisselier said she has received 55 cloning requests from Israelis and Palestinians, attributing this demand to the intifada.