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Science  16 Mar 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5511, pp. 2061-2063
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5511.2061

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ROME-- A plan to create the first human clone announced here last week is drawing widespread condemnation from the scientific community. Unlike previous such pronouncements, however, experts worry that the three researchers who are intent on treading into this moral and political minefield may have the expertise to carry out their plan--with potentially disastrous consequences for both the mother and her offspring.