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Inventors Cloning

According to the Humane Genome Project:
To Human Genome Project researchers, cloning refers to copying genes and other pieces of chromosomes to generate enough identical material for further study. Two other types of cloning produce complete, genetically identical animals. Blastomere separation (sometimes called "twinning" after the naturally occurring process that creates identical twins) involves splitting a developing embryo soon after fertilization of the egg by a sperm (sexual reproduction) to give rise to two or more embryos. The resulting organisms are identical twins (clones) containing DNA from both the mother and the father. Dolly, on the other hand, is the result of another type of cloning that produces an animal carrying the DNA of only one parent. Using somatic cell nuclear transfer, scientists transferred genetic material from the nucleus of an adult sheep's udder cell to an egg whose nucleus, and thus its genetic material, had been removed. (All cells that are not egg or sperm cells are somatic cells.)

Cloning - Resources

Cloning Timeline
Human Cloning
HowStuffWorks - How Human Cloning Will Work
HowStuffWorks - How Cloning Works
Human Cloning Foundation
Cloning - A Webliography
Hello Dolly A Web-Based Curricula for Teaching Cloning
Cloning Issues

Cloning - The Current Controversy

Clonaid - The first human cloning company
CLONAID™ was founded in February 1997 by Raël who is the leader of the Raelian Movement, an international religious organization which claims that life on Earth was created scientifically through DNA and genetic engineering by a human extraterrestrial race whose name, Elohim, is found in the Hebrew Bible and was mistranslated by the word "God". The Raelian Movement also claims that Jesus was resurrected through an advanced cloning technique performed by the Elohim. Human Cloning Headlines
Human Cloning - US Policy Brief
Why We Should Not Clone Humans - AMA
Anti-Cloning Disinformation?
Religious Tolerance. Org on Humane Cloning
The difference between embryo cloning, adult DNA cloning or reproductive cloning, and therapeutic cloning or biomedical cloning.

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Genetic Engineering

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