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This lesson will examine the issue of cloning, its uses and the controversy that surrounds it.

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Terms to Know

The production of a genetic replica of a cell or organism.

Embryonic Stem Cells

Cells from an embryo that have not yet specialized and therefore can be used and manipulated to produce various types of organs and tissues.

Reproductive Cloning

A type of cloning in which a cloned embryo is implanted into a mother's uterus and allowed to develop into a baby.

Theraputic Cloning

A type of cloning in which embryonic stem cells are used to produce organs or tissues.