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Matteo Alacran was not born he was harvested with the DNA from El Patron lord of a country called Opium Young Matt was told by his care taker Celia not to go outside because it is unsafe for him He saw children playing outside and wanted to join He injured himself trying to get out of the window and faints Two of the three children take him to the Big House to be cared for They discover Matt is a clone and start to treat him harshly because they consider clones as animals The head of the house El Patron takes up for Matt forcing everyone in the house to treat him fairly Growing up Matt meets new people good and evil He discovers the truth about El Patron and his intentions and is aided by close friends to help him escape to Aztlan modern day Mexico He successfully escapes and later returns to find shocking news and take El Patrons place in control of Opium Cloning has taken place in America but has only been limited to animals If the experiment were to expand to human cloning many dangers would occur This book relates to the real science of cloning in many waysIn the front matter of the book The House of The Scorpion written by Nancy Farmer it says that this book was published in 2002 This book involves cloning In 2002 sheep cloning took action Cloning involves creating was and still is a real world issue Cloning is not efficient in humans These two previous statements possibly could have been Farmers inspiration for the novel In the book it says that El Patrn took a part of his skin and turned it into Matt In 2002 scientists got a living skin cell from a sheep to create an identical cell They then inserted it into another animal which then gave birth to Dolly the first cloned sheep This sheep lived in an
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