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Title:
Cloning
Author:
DuPrau, Jeanne.
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Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Lucent Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the methods, regulation, and ethics of cloning in relation to agriculture, medicine, endangered species, and human beings.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781560065838
Format :
Book

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Central Library QH442.2 .D87 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Cloning, common in the plant world, was dramatically demonstrated in mammals for the first time with the cloning of Dolly the sheep. This new technology offers promising breakthroughs in medicine and agriculture, but it also raises complex ethical questions, especially the prospect of human cloning.


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Gr. 7^-12. DuPrau begins this look at cloning with a discussion of its use in agriculture, pointing out that flowers and crops were being cloned long before Dolly the sheep was a gleam in a geneticist's eye. Subsequent chapters address myriad aspects of this contentious issue in accessible, straightforward prose: the possibility of cloning tissue or organs for transplant, the threat to biodiversity, and the passionate ethical and legal arguments for and against cloning human life. Roughly half of the book is devoted to questions of ethics, eugenics, and the political maneuverings to monitor and control this expanding field. DuPrau's presentation of differing viewpoints is always well balanced and gives readers ample information to form their own opinions. With extensive notes and a bibliography, this will be valuable for report writers and debaters alike. --Randy Meyer


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