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Dolly for dinner? Assessing commercial and regulatory trends in cloned livestock

As cloning technologies become more widely established, will products enter the food chain sooner than regulatory agencies and the public might be prepared for?

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Figure 2: Publications relating to cloning in mammals (excluding rodents), birds and fish.
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This study was funded by the European Commission through the European Science and Technology Observatory (ESTO). The authors wish to thank the many interviewees and participants of workshops organized throughout this project. Joyce Tait, Innogen, was instrumental in the earlier phases of the project. Moyra Forrest, University of Edinburgh, made a substantial contribution to the bibliometric analysis. The authors are also grateful to Dolores Ibarreta, Kai-Uwe Sprenger and Päivi Mannerkorpi, European Commission, and David Carlander, EFSA, for their valuable inputs. Furthermore, the writing up and analysis of this project has benefited from the support of the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Centre for Social Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics (Innogen) and the ESRC Genomics Policy & Research Forum. The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission.

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Suk, J., Bruce, A., Gertz, R. et al. Dolly for dinner? Assessing commercial and regulatory trends in cloned livestock. Nat Biotechnol 25, 47–53 (2007).

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