Human Cloning

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Still in its infancy, human cloning is close to becoming technologically possible. Even opponents concede that it will be inevitable. They want to make sure the process occurs in the open, not in clandestine laboratories that are closed to public scrutiny. Will cloning be used for therapeutic purposes, or to extend the lives of those who can afford not to die? How will our legal system balance biologic and genetic paternity? We weigh the morality, legality and future of this "science fiction coming true, with ethicists, scientists, and the genetic researcher who created "Dolly," the sheep.
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The Hotline


Roslin Institute

UCLA's School of Medicine

UL's School of Medicine

The Guardian

New York Yankees

Manchester United



Warren Olney