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What Is Cloning?
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What Is Cloning?

Cloning has been one of the most fascinating and controversial areas of science over the past couple of decades. This introductory site explains the process of creating a genetic copy of something and contains helpful interactives showing natural and artificial cloning processes. It also explains the difference between cloning an organism and cloning a gene.

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Click and Clone

Click and Clone

Try your hand at cloning Mimi the Mouse. See if you can make mini-Mimi. More...

Interactive
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Cloning Dolly the Sheep

Cloning Dolly the Sheep

In 1997, Dolly became the first mammal to be cloned artificially from another adult sheep. Watch this video to learn how scientists used DNA to clone another organism. More...

Video
GCSE Science Revision
Human Cloning

Human Cloning

What’s the likelihood of human clones taking over the world? Slim, real slim. Human cloning raises a host of ethical questions. Watch this video for a brief intro to the topic. More...

Video
Discovery
In Pictures: Cloned Animals

In Pictures: Cloned Animals

It started with Dolly, but there have been numerous cloned animals since then. Check out their pictures in this gallery. More...

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BBC
The Vanishing Lions: Cloning the King of Beasts

The Vanishing Lions: Cloning the King of Beasts

Many animal species, including lions and other big cats, are in danger of extinction. Is cloning the solution? More...

Article
PBS
Attack of the Killer Cabbage Clones

Attack of the Killer Cabbage Clones

While you may not be able to clone yourself (yet), you can try this experiment in which you clone a cabbage. Not quite Dr. Frankenstein's level, but it's a start! More...

Activity
Science Buddies
Cloning Video: Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer

Cloning Video: Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer

Watch as scientists extract the nucleus from one cell and inject the genetic material from another in its place. More...

Video
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Dolly the Sheep

Dolly the Sheep

Dolly, the first cloned animal, is the best known sheep in the world. Her birth in 1996 opened up new medical possibilities. Visit this site to learn more about Dolly. More...

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National Museums Scotland
Ian Wilmut Biography

Ian Wilmut Biography

Ian Wilmut led the team that created the first cloned mammal, Dolly. Sir Wilmut now works on using cloned cells to find treatments for human neurological diseases. More...

Profile
American Academy of Achievement
Animal Cloning 101

Animal Cloning 101

The creation of the first cloned animal was only part of a long process of studying the ability to create genetic copies. This presentation explains the history and the possible future benefits of cloning. More...

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WGBH/PBS
Cloning Fact Sheet

Cloning Fact Sheet

This illustration shows all the steps taken in order to clone a pig. Each step is clearly explained and drawn to show exceptional detail. More...

Article
National Institutes of Health
Selective Breeding, Cloning, and Genetic Modification

Selective Breeding, Cloning, and Genetic Modification

New Zealand scientist David Scobie uses examples from sheep breeding to compare selective breeding with the more modern practices of cloning and genetic modification (GM). Baaaaa! More...

Video
University of Waikato
The Cloning Process

The Cloning Process

This interactive uses real images to take you step by step through the cloning process. More...

Interactive
PBS
Is It Cloning? Or Not?

Is It Cloning? Or Not?

Test your knowledge of cloning and other breeding techniques in this game. More...

Game
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