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A Clone of Your Own? The Science and Ethics of Cloning

"For members of the general public confused by the heated debate generated by human cloning, A Clone of Your Own? does an admirable job in explaining many of the complicated ethical and scientific issues without giving way to academic jargon. Drawing from literature, the visual arts, films and her personal experiences, Arlene Judith Klotzko has created a comprehensible overview of cloning. … The book paints a picture of human cloning as a worthwhile enterprise. Klotzko lists the various potential benefits that therapeutic cloning could have, and explains why we might have reservations about reproductive cloning, even if it should not be banned completely. She also, following several others, clarifies many of the common misconceptions concerning the identity of clones, and puts in plain words the restricted effect that genes have in shaping the kind of people we become."

Reference: Nature 428, 802 (2004)

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