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Human cloning. Conceptual computer artwork of a baby's face overlaid with a single strand of a deoxyribonucleic acid molecule (DNA, down centre) and a coded sequence of nucleotide bases. This could represent human cloning or a designer baby. The codes for the four bases are adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C) and thymine (T). Clones are genetically-identical copies, created using genetic material from a template person. A designer baby has its genetic composition decided upon by its parents, which may endow it with traits such as high intelligence, or remove the predisposition to a genetically inherited disease.
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