The Clone Wars: The Growing Debate Over Federal Cloning Legislation

By: John Garvish

As readers of science fiction are well aware, the term “clone” refers to asexually produced offspring, that is, offspring produced by a process of cell-division which does not begin with the union of two sex cells. A clone is the genetic twin of the cell donor. Propagation of plants by this method is, of course, commonplace, but mammalian reproduction in this fashion would indeed be a revolutionary accomplishment, with profound and disturbing implications.

Cite: 2001 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 0022