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http://www.globalchange.com/clone_index.hmt

It has a unique feature of 60 online videos on genetic news and presentation, so that you can take a closer look at the cloning issue. A device ‘Instant robot translation’ helps you surf the site in different languages. It also opens forums for you to express your views on cloning aspects and it contains 50 useful articles on genetic science.

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http://members.tripod.com/~cloning/

The web master uses a stepwise way to guide you surf his web site: Introduction to cloning à nuclear transfer and how dolly was cloned à history of cloning(includes the very first cloned animal-the Northern Leopard Frog)à

What cloning has to suffer (a list of points on Rights or Wrongs). Moreover, this site has over 60 links, which are well categorized into A) sites related to Dolly and cloning science B) human cloning C) ethics of cloning D) general references. The site has rich illustrations and highlighted biological terms in the essays. The web master expresses his own views on cloning and he also put his research paper on the web.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/ethics/cloning/clones.shtml

This web site focuses on the pro-cloning and anti-cloning arguments based on religious and ethical aspects.

It has detailed and well-elaborated ideas of the disadvantages and advantages on the above problems.

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http://www.biospace.com/b2/whats_news/dolly.cfm

This web site claims that if contains the latest new about cloning worldwide, up to 2/16/2004. The news is categorized into different topics.

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http://www.scientist.com/hottopics/cloning/

 

The site has over a hundred recent articles about cloning and stem cells (from 1 Mar97 to 26 Nov.03). The unique part is the cloning FAQ.

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http://www.arhp.org/patienteducation/onlinebrochures/cloning/index.cfm?ID=282

This web site provides basic biological knowledge of cloning with beautiful illustrations. It is especially linked other resources (e.g. from Non-profit organizations, the Media and the government). Other than current new cloning stories, it also contains a printable PDF version for viewers to download articles. Special feature is the “research centres” of “Health Providers”, which provides articles of other useful topics like hormone therapy, reproductive genetics and abortion resource centre.

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http://www.eurekascience.com/IcanDoThat/Cloning.htm

A very simple and easy guide for beginners to understand cloning, from the most basic concept of DNA structure and how to make a chromosome, to the more complicated knowledge of genetic engineering. The web master uses a relaxing style (e.g. informal language and lovely pictures) to teach the knowledge. You can also download some award winning educational CDs for the Human Genome Project, which you’ll find genetic terms with phonetic spellings and written definitions; and a video of dynamic 3D animation will take you ‘inside’ for a close up look at our molecular selves!

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http://gslc.genetics.utah.edu/units/cloning/

The uniqueness of the site is the pointing out of common misconceptions on cloning and the consistence of a special column-“what are the risks of cloning?”. Besides, this web site covers different aspects of cloning: Introduction to cloning; how it’s done; why cloning occurs; what are the risks of cloning, etc. However, the bad point of this site is that it has only 27 cloning related news and articles.

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http://www.reproductivecloning.net/hosting/waite

There are 331 articles on current human cloning news, from 1 Sep 00 to 12 Feb 04). It features an online cloning discussion on different aspects of cloning. The ‘brief history of cloning’ section is rarely found on other web sites.

Moreover, it features other cloning related issues, e.g. GM food, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.

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http://www.ihatecloning.com/

An anti-cloning web site, containing 15 cloning news from around the world. It has 2 useful links about anti-cloning.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/genes/gene_safrai/clone_zone/extinct.shtml

It has very detailed articles about cloning in other perspectives, including ‘the return of dinosaurs?’, ‘cloning is art, not science’, etc. A ‘Breeding Zone’ which talks about interesting animal cloning (e.g. barkless dogs), farm breeding mules, ligers and cats… It brings about the issue of endangered and extinct animals in the future.

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http://www,nrlc.org/killing_Embryos/Index.html

This web site focuses on the misconceptions and realities on human cloning. It contains a ‘questions and answers’ section as well as 30 key documents.

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http://www.btotechnology.gov.au/biotechnologyonline/human/h_clone.htm

It consists of 4 cloning-related sections: ‘Biotechnology’, ‘Human uses’, ‘Environment’ and ‘Food and argriculture’. Under each of these sections, there are 6-8 subtopics, which are linked to other web sites or articles. This web site is simple but well organized and well covered.

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http://www.unc.edu/pmabs/cell/specialtopics/specialtopic_cloning.html

The site defines some basic biological terms. Besides, it provides useful web sites which covers issues on: 1.basic background on cloning 2.top story in news reports and editorials 3.articles from ‘Scientific American’ which is 1 of the best sources for timely, accurate reporting of science by non-professional scientists. It looks at cloning from a political, ethical and religious, ‘less traditional’, multimedia views.

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http://www.home.hawaii.rr.com/johns/

A simple but well covered web site regarding topics on history, techniques, ethics and the future of cloning. It also contains a few cloning-related resources.

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http://www.biology.input.edu/biocourses/N100/2K2cloning.html

It has well explained ideas of what cloning is, mammals cloning, how to clone, why do scientists want to clone animals. It also introduces reproductive cloning and therapeutic cloning. This web site contains rich illustrations.

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http://home.sullivan.K12.il.us/teachers/brunner/Clone.htm

This web site provides a list of the best internet resources (around 25 web sites) where you can very useful information. It also covers different aspects on cloning, like ‘pros and cons arguments’, ‘why clone?’ , ‘is cloning ethical?’, etc.

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http://www.dnafiles.org/resources/res08.html

It contains radio programmes. It has wide covered DNA and genetic topics, e.g. DNA marketplace, genes and society, genes and medicine and so forth. However, these topics are not detailed and well explained.

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http://www.concordia.K12.mo.us/Sciwebproj/biology2002/kelly/netscapeclonigpg.html

The web site is particularly for beginners to learn some basic knowledge about cloning. The site contains 4 parts: ‘What’s cloning?’, ‘what are the different types of cloning?’, ‘the timeline of major cloning events’ and ‘6 useful links. The site is simple yet concise.

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http://www.facweb.stvincent.edu/academics/religiosstu/writings/logston1.html

An essay which fully explains the major issues of cloning, e.g. definition of cloning, history of cloning and cloning laboratory procedures. It also discuss cloning from legal, political, religious, ethical, moral views. The information is detailed, but it is subjected to the writer’s own opinions.

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