Blogger Trevor at Epigenetics News follows up on a Washington Post article about FDA approval for cloned animal products (meats, milk, and so forth). What the FDA doesn't address, Trevor says, are the "epigenetic abnormalities" found in cloned animals. "Researchers are only beginning to unravel the role that epigenetics plays in the long-term health and viability of cloned organisms," he writes.

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