Scientists speculate that cloned humans would deem themselves to be "individuals."
Scientists drew their conclusions after interviewing identical twins about their experiences of sharing exactly the same genes with somebody else. The team said the twins believed their genes played a limited role in shaping their identity. The UK/Austrian research will shortly be published in the journal of Social Science and Medicine.
Co-author Dr Barbara Prainsack, from the University of Vienna, Austria, who worked with Professor Tim Spector, from the Twins Research Unit, St Thomas' Hospital, London, said: "The birth of Dolly the sheep triggered many questions about what it would be like to be a clone. We don't have clones we can interview - but we do have identical twins." (BBC)
I believe I know what Dolly would say to all this: "Baa, baaa, baaa, baaaa, baa!"