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Mammalian Cloning Debate Heats Up

Science  21 Mar 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5307, pp. 1733
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5307.1733a

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The hubbub over the cloning of Dolly, a Scottish mountain sheep, continued without letup last week. In Senate hearings and at a meeting of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission, experts, including Dolly's “father,” Ian Wilmut of the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland, and nonexperts alike offered opinions on how the cloning technique might change the way humans reproduce and whether human cloning should be made illegal.

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