Objectives of Cloning

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    You might wonder why researchers are trying so hard to clone animals. Are they doing it just to see if it can be done? Are they "mad scientists," obsessed with the idea of creating life?

Why would someone want to clone an animal?

  The answers are "no" and "no." Dolly was bred at a research farm in Scotland. Scientists there are trying to find more efficient ways of raising farm animals with desired features . Cloning, or more specifically, nuclear transfer , would allow breeders to more quickly develop preferred traits in their animals. For example, they could pick out from a flock of hens the one that lays the most eggs. They could clone her and use the clones as breeding stock for future generations.
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