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
Online Databases (RHC Students
Text-only version for printing
Web Site Links
Bioethics.net - 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.
Databases (Rio Hondo Students only) top
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
Controversies @ Facts.com
Articles addressing religions, political, medical and
ethical issues regarding cloning.
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.
Genetic engineering : a reference handbook
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
Human cloning--Moral and ethical aspects
Human reproductive technology--Moral and ethical aspects
Use the box below to search for additional resources in Rio Hondo
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.
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 sample searches
and articles below are from the
ProQuest database. If you are viewing this
subject guide from an on-campus computer, simply click on the
links below. To gain access if you are at home or off-campus,
first click here:
https://rioweb.riohondo.edu/library/. Input your student
ID number and password [your birthdate]. You will see a
list of all the online databases to which you have access. Click on ProQuest and enter the database. You may conduct your own
searches at this point or come back to this subject guide and
click on any of the links below:
(SUB(cloning) ) (from peer-reviewed journals only)
(SUB(cloning) and SUB(ethics) )
(SUB(cloning) and SUB(animals) )
(SUB(cloning) and opponents or anti)
(SUB(cloning) and international )
Researched and evaluated by:
P. Manaka, Librarian 3/2001
last update: E. Ball, Librarian 11/2009