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Deliberation Materials: Cloning

Should our democracy permit the therapeutic cloning of human cells?

In 1996, scientists in Scotland created Dolly, a sheep who was an identical genetic copy of her mother. Since that time, scientists in other parts of the world have produced genetic duplicates of such animals as a cow, a mouse, a cat, a dog, a horse, a pig, and even a ferret. This process, called cloning, has led to increased interest and concern by governments and ordinary persons. Officials and citizens around the world are discussing the uses of human cells in medical research and the prospect of reproducing people through cloning.