Cloning

[Revised entry by Katrien Devolder on July 14, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Dolly the sheep, the first mammal cloned from a somatic (body) cell, came into the world innocent as a
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[Revised entry by Katrien Devolder on July 14, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Dolly the sheep, the first mammal cloned from a somatic (body) cell, came into the world innocent as a lamb. However, soon after the announcement of her birth in February 1997 (Wilmut et al., 1997) she caused panic and controversy. An important, and for many people troubling question arose: if the cloning of sheep is possible, will scientists soon start cloning humans as well; and if they did, would this be wrong or unwise?...

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News source: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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