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Spectre of human cloning looms again


REMEMBER Dolly the cloned ewe from Scotland? That was back in 1996 when a team of scientists from the Roslin Institute near Edinburgh accomplished the seemingly impossible task of cloning offspring from a non-reproductive or tissue cell.

Dolly was reproduced using a method known as somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) that did not require the fertilisation of the male and female gametes like normal reproduction.

   

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