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Cloning Sparks Calls for New Laws

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Science  07 Mar 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5305, pp. 1415
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5305.1415b

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The news of the first successful cloning of an adult mammal has sent ethical shock waves around the world. As a result, in many countries, officials and even some scientists are calling for new or strengthened legislation to outlaw human cloning, although at this early date, no concrete measures have been proposed.