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reproductive cloning

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The genetic duplication of an existing organism especially by transferring the nucleus of a somatic cell of the organism into an enucleated oocyte.
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Noun1.reproductive cloning - making a full living copy of an organism; requires a surrogate mother
cloning - a general term for the research activity that creates a copy of some biological entity (a gene or organism or cell)
human reproductive cloning - the reproductive cloning of a sentient human being; generally considered ethically unacceptable
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Tribune News Service REMEMBER the human cloning controversies of the early 2000s?
Fewer than two in 10 Americans (14%) say they found human cloning morally acceptable in the same survey.
While the ethics and legality of human cloning are blurry, the science behind the idea is quite clear, with all research suggesting the practice is possible.
I Am The Other: Literary Negotiations of Human Cloning.
The Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2011 would make somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) illegal and would impose a felony charge on scientists who conduct such research.
WASHINGTON (May 5, 2009)Leading congressional advocates of using human embryos in research recently admitted that they are currently drafting legislation that would authorize the federal government to fund human cloning research.
For the last ten years, the subjects of animal and human cloning have been discussed very intensively worldwide.
It states in part that the district "understands that the teaching of some scientific subjects such as biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, global warming and human cloning, can cause controversy and that some teachers may be unsure of the district's expectations concerning how they should present information on such subjects.
The small margin of victory could be owing to deceptive ads placed by the measure's supporters, which claimed that the amendment bans "human cloning" The only difference between the two types of cloning is that in human cloning, the embryo is implanted in the uterus, and in therapeutic cloning, it is not.
Each section addresses the delicate issue of and arguments considering human cloning.
AFTER DOLLY: THE USES AND MISUSES OF HUMAN CLONING continues the discussion, surveying the current state of the field of cloning, discussing the science behind Dolly's creation and its refinement since, and posing a strong statement on the moral necessity of cloning to cure disease.
Dolly's existence opened the door for speculation about the possibility of human cloning, would this new technology result in unscrupulous attempts at cloning for human reproduction, perhaps in an attempt to create designer babies?

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