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Sunday, 27 May, 2001, 15:17 GMT 16:17 UK
Cloning doctor Panos Zavos quizzed

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American infertility specialist, Dr Panos Zavos, is part of a team of scientists who plan to clone a human within the next two years.

Dr Zavos says that he is motivated solely by the desire to help infertile couples have children.

"Some people say we are going to clone the world, but this isn't true...I'm asking all of us in the scientific community to be prudent and calm," he said at a recent conference.

The plan has provoked an outrage on both moral and scientific grounds. Experts in the field have warned that cloning technology is still underdeveloped and that any attempt to clone humans could result in babies with severe deformities.

But since the plan was announced, Dr Zavos and his team say that they have been bombarded with e-mails from couples eager to use the new technology to have children.

What do you think? Is Dr Zavos and his team right to clone humans if it helps infertile couples to have children? Would you want a clone of yourself?

Dr Zavos answered your questions in the BBC's World Service programme, Talking Point On Air.

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