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Science  09 Jun 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5472, pp. 1777
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5472.1777

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Human cloning has fired the imaginations of many writers since Aldous Huxley published Brave New World in 1932, though no hint of cloning is seen in prior works such as the science fiction writings of H. G. Wells or Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Where did Huxley's ideas come from?