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cloning



  1. Cloning of an organism is a technique for making an exact genetic copy of an organism.

  2. Cloning of a gene is copying the exact DNA sequence of a gene. Usually, "cloning a gene" refers to copying the DNA sequence from an organism's entire genome into a smaller, more accessible piece of DNA, such as a plasmid.

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