Clones face uncertain future

9:23am, March 18, 2002

For every step forward cloning makes, two steps backward seem to follow.

In the Feb. 21 Nature, researchers at Texas A&M University in College Station announced that they had cloned a cat, producing a seemingly healthy kitten they named "cc" for Carbon copy. This first cloning of a common domestic pet was funded primarily by a man who wants the researchers to clone his dead pet dog, Missy.

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