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The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject. The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo College students

Web Site Links - Cloning
Produced by the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, "the Internet's first and largest site on bioethics."  The Web site features a section on cloning with discussion of ethical, legal, and governmental issues.  Many links provided for scientific and ethical issues, government transcripts, and news articles on the subject.  Under section for Ethical Issues, provides many links for Web sites on topic.

Human Genome Project Information - Cloning Fact Sheet
The Human Genome Project is coordinated by the U.S. Dept. of Energy and the National Institutes of Health.  The projects' goals are to identify all 30,000 genes in human DNA, and address the ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) that arise from the project.  This Web site section gives an overview of cloning with discussion of some of the ELSI issues.

This site, sponsored by the University of Utah, offers a very complete view of cloning, including facts, history and even interactive exercises.  The information is current and includes links to the latest news in this field.
Click on "Biology & Nature", and then type the word cloning into the search box at the top of the screen.  Some of the material is very technical, but you won't find it anywhere else!  You will receive ranked results from federal websites and databases.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy -- Cloning
Excellent overview that includes many aspects of this topic and has current research cited.  Cover legal, social and economic aspects, as well as scientific and medical.

Online Databases (Rio Hondo Students only)

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Mainly encyclopedic entries that include scientific, social and religious entries on this subject.    

Health Reference Center Academic    
Choose the 'full-text' option to find medical and technical articles on this subject in many journals

Issue & Controversies @
Articles addressing religions, political, medical and ethical issues regarding cloning.

Medline Plus
This database offers a complete definition, links to organizations, and articles from various sources.

The 'Leading Issues' feature includes cloning and provides numerous entries and graphics

The following books can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library.

Reference Books

Genetic engineering : a reference handbook (Contemporary world issues)
Call number: Ref TP248.6.L4 1999

Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the following Library of Congress subject headings:


Cloning--Moral and ethical aspects

Cloning--Social aspects

Human cloning

Human cloning--Moral and ethical aspects

Human reproductive technology--Moral and ethical aspects

The following media can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library, to be viewed in the Library.

Brave new world
Call number: Video 00496
This five-part series probes fundamental changes taking place in the world today, involving such fields as computer technology, neurobiology and genetic engineering.   Volume 4 discusses cloning of humans and animals, and the ethical questions involved.

The gene
Call number: DVD 0022
Part one of the gene dramatizes the history of genetic research from Gregor Mendel to modern recombinant DNA.  Part two outlines the basic picture scientists have today of what a gene is and how it operates within living cells.  Includes material on genetic engineering and cloning.

The Rio Hondo College Library provides online access to full-text articles through our online databases  Please note:  you must be a Rio Hondo College student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.

The 7 sample searches below are from the ProQuest database.  Use Advanced Search and type each term in a separate box:

    1.  (SUB(cloning) )  (from peer-reviewed journals only)
    2.  (SUB(cloning) and SUB(ethics) )
    3.  (SUB(cloning) and SUB(animals) )
    4.  (SUB(cloning) and opponents or anti)
    5.  (NAME(Antinori Severino))
    6.  (SUB(cloning) and international )
    7.  (SUB(genetic engineering)

Researched and evaluated by:
P. Manaka, Librarian 3/2001
last update:  E. Ball, Librarian 11/2009

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