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Author Klotzko, Arlene Judith.

Title A clone of your own? : the science and ethics of cloning / Arlene Judith Klotzko ; with original drawings by David Mann
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004


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Description xxxii, 162 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
regular print
Contents Machine derived contents note: 1. The Science of cloning -- 2. Animal cloning -- 3. Pet cloning: Would you have to teach your new dog old tricks? -- 4. Human reproductive cloning -- 5. Morality of creating human clones
Summary "In A Clone of Your Own?, Arlene Judith Klotzko describes the new world of possibilities that can be glimpsed over the horizon. In a lucid and engaging narrative, she explains that the technology to create clones of living beings already exists, inaugurated in 1996 by Dolly the sheep, the first mammal cloned from a single adult cell. Dolly was the culmination of a long scientific quest to understand the puzzle of our development from one cell into a complex organism - the outcome of a 'fantastic experiment' envisioned six decades before her birth." "Our fascination with cloning is about much more than science and its extraordinary medical implications. In riveting prose, full of allusions to literature, psychology, art, music, and the cinema, Klotzko shows why the prospect of human cloning triggers our dearest hopes and especially our darkest fears, forcing us to ponder anew what it means to be human. And what it would be like to have 'a clone of your own'."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Bioethics
Overseas item
Scientific research
Stem cells
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references: (pages 153-155) and index
Subject Cloning -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Human cloning -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Cloning, Organism.
Cloning, Organism -- ethics.
LC no. 2004559559
ISBN 0192803093