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Learn to love the clone

No government should allow reproductive cloning near humans. But it will happen

By Shereen El Feki   March 2004

Book: A Clone of your Own? Author: Arlene Judith Klotzko Price: Oxford University Press, ?12.99

Arlene Klotzko, a bioethicist, wants us to stop worrying and learn to love the clone. In her beginner’s guide to cloning, she argues that this new technology has become a scapegoat for all we fear about uncontrollable, unnecessary and unethical science.

Human cloning is a focus both for the worries about genetic determinism raised by the human genome project, and for long-standing fears about “man-made” people. Nor is its credibility enhanced by its practitioners, full of big talk and little proof – scientific showmen such…

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