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How Stuff Works (USA)
How cloning works
Explains what is meant by cloning and discusses possible uses of the technology.
How human cloning will work
Covers the process that could be used to clone humans and the controversy surrounding it.
The cloning of Dolly (Science Explained, UK)
Explains how Dolly the sheep was cloned.
Stem cells: A special report (New Scientist)
A collection of New Scientist articles relating to cloning and stem cell technology.
Scientific American (USA)
Reports on the scientific doubts that greeted the announcement of the first human embryo clones.
The first human cloned embryo
An article written by the scientists who successfully cloned human embryos in 2001.
Send in the clones
Describes how scientists have cloned clones from clones.
Cloning hits the big time
A report on the commercial interests in the genetic copying of animals.
A clone in sheep's clothing
Discusses the scientific possibilities and the ethical dilemmas that arise from the ability to clone cells.
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Public interest Cloning (Roslin Institute, UK)
Defines different types of cloning and provides information on cloning technology, limitations of nuclear transfer and applications for cloning.
National Institutes of Health (USA)
Stem cells basics
Provides a range of information on stem cells what they are, their properties and potential uses.
fact sheet on human pluripotent stem cell research
Discusses the potential of stem cell research and the need for guidelines.
Cloning animals (Biotechnology Australia)
Describes the some of the methods used to clone animals.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (transcripts)
Cloning: the four-letter word (Background Briefing, 20 February 2002)
Covers the controversy that surrounds cloning and explains the difference between human reproductive cloning and therapeutic cloning.
Cloning around with stem cells (The Slab, 6 December 2001)
Explains what stem cells are and how they could be used for therapeutic cloning.
Human cloning controversy (News in Science, 27 November 2001)
Looks at the debate about the regulation of cloning research.
Stem cells (The Science Show, 11 November 2000)
Covers the potential of cloned stem cells to cure disease.
Bioscience ethics a new conceptual approach to modern ethical challenges (Ockham's Razor, 5 April 1998)
Dr Irina Pollard, Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University, looks at the cloning debate.
...and man made Dolly (Ockham's Razor, 11 January 1998)
Dr David Turner, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Medicine at Flinders University, outlines why he thinks human cloning is unethical.
Cloning and the creation of human body parts (The Health Report, 20 September 1999)
Looks at the ethics of creating human body parts and the ethics of using cells from human embryos.
Human cloning (The Health Report, 5 April 1999)
A report on the Human Genome Organisation's annual meeting, where reproductive cloning in humans was discussed.
Cloning clash (Insight, 10 October 2006, Special Broadcasting Service, Australia
The transcript of a television debate on therapeutic cloning.
Human stem cell research (Australian Academy of Science)
This report reviews scientific and regulatory developments up until April 2001.
Human cloning: scientific, ethical and regulatory aspects of human cloning and stem cell research (House of Representatives, Parliament of Australia)
This report was tabled on 17 September 2001. Each of the ten chapters of the report is available as a pdf file. For example, click on 'Chapter two' for an introduction to the science of cloning.
Page updated November 2006.