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Malaysia is thinking about cloning leatherback turtles, says this wire story. These turtles are endangered – the number of their nest sites has dropped to 10 from 5,000 in the 1960s – and the fisheries department wants to spend $9 million to increase the turtle's numbers. Critics, though, say the plan is unlikely to succeed since no reptile has ever been cloned.

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