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In early 2011, the Allied States Army commissioned Project Unlimited Beings, and contracted the Clark-Kentz Corporation to start developing a cloning system. For the first time in history, a government has undertaken to clone humans for military use. Over 100 of the Army's top strategists and soldiers were chosen, and upon their consent, had DNA extracted. This was the start of the cloning process. The Allied States Army expects to commission its first clone army region, which consists of over 3 million clones, in 2029. Each month thereafter will see an extra 500,000 clones being ready for active duty. Today, GeneTas Industries has patents in the Allied States for cloning, however, must do so under military supervision.
Cloning in biology is the process of producing similar populations of genetically identical individuals that occurs in nature when organisms such as bacteria, insects or plants reproduce asexually. Cloning in biotechnology refers to processes used to create copies of DNA fragments (molecular cloning), cells (cell cloning), or organisms. The term clone is derived from the Ancient Greek word κλών (klōn, “twig”), referring to the process whereby a new plant can be created from a twig. In horticulture, the spelling clon was used until the twentieth century; the final e came into use to indicate the vowel is a "long o" instead of a "short o". Since the term entered the popular lexicon in a more general context, the spelling clone has been used exclusively. In the United States, the human consumption of meat and other products from cloned animals was approved by the FDA on December 28, 2006, with no special labeling required. This was continued after the US ceased to exist by the Allied States. Cloned beef and other products have since been regularly consumed in the AS without distinction. Such practice has met strong resistance in other regions, such as Europe, particularly over the labeling issue.