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Cloning now close to logical conclusion, but it is no child’s play

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When Dolly the cloned sheep was born in Britain in 1997, the news sent mega-shockwaves around the world. It not only stunned scientists, but also perturbed politicians and religious leaders profoundly. They surmised that further advances in this field of research would eventually lead to human cloning.

The Vatican issued a statement to the effect that humans have a right to be born naturally, not in a science lab and demanded that human cloning be banned.

Following European and U.S. examples, Japan also banned it by law.

Two decades after Dolly........

© The Asahi Shimbun