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Genetics continued....

CLONING

Cloning is the precise duplication of an embryo to produce two genetically identical individuals. It amounts to the artificial production of a 'twin' to the cloned animal. While the technique can be used positively to preserve endangered plant or animal species, cloning poses significant ethical problems as it interferes with the divinely--ordained processes of reproduction, and it compromises the uniqueness of divine creation. Also, despite the fact that human cloning is illegal throughout the developed world, this is clearly the ultimate goal of some current research.

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Genetics
Reproductive Technologies
Cloning
Genetic Engineering
Transgenics

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