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Finally: A long-awaited final report from the Food and Drug Administration concludes that foods from healthy cloned animals and their offspring are as safe as those from ordinary animals, effectively removing the last U.S. regulatory barrier to the marketing of meat and milk from cloned cattle, pigs and goats. The 968-page “final risk assessment,” not…

FDA (finally) approves cloned food

The FDA — after years of twiddling their thumbs because of the irrational fears of “consumer” groups — has finally approved cloned food for human consumption: After years of delay, the Food and Drug Administration tentatively concluded yesterday that milk and meat from some cloned farm animals are safe to eat. That finding could make…

New Scientist is reporting on a movement among some scientists to replace the word “cloning” with “somatic cell nuclear transfer”: Don’t say cloning, say somatic cell nuclear transfer. That at least is the view of biologists who want the term to be used instead of “therapeutic cloning” to describe the technique that produces cloned embryos…