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Last Updated: Thursday April 14 2005 16:38 GMT

So why's it in the news?

In the last few decades scientists have been trying to clone animals.

They transplant DNA (the gene pattern which makes living things unique) from the cell of one animal into the cell of another which has had its DNA taken out.

Now scientists in America have announced that they have created a clone of a human embryo.

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