Cloning, as generally reported in the media, usually addresses "only one type called reproductive cloning. There are different types of cloning however, and cloning technologies can be used for other purposes besides producing the genetic twin of another organism." The three types of cloning technologies are: "(1) recombinant DNA technology or DNA cloning, (2) reproductive cloning, and (3) therapeutic cloning." 
For further information, see:
- "Cloning Fact Sheet," Human Genome Project.
- "Cloning Report," Washington Post.
- Newsfile: "Cloning," TIME.
- Cloning, MedlinePlus.
- Cloning, President's Council on Bioethics.
Related SourceWatch Resources
- genetic engineering
- processed food industry
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Articles & Commentary
- "FDA Expected to Rule on Cloned Food This Week," ABC News, December 27, 2006.
- Andrew Pollack and Andrew Martin, "F.D.A. Says Food From Cloned Animals Is Safe," New York Times, December 28, 2006.
- "Cloned cows and pigs safe to eat, US agency says," The Financial Express, December 29, 2006.