The process of creating multiple copies of a defined DNA sequence. Specifically, cloning refers to the Protoculture technology of organism cloning, which deals with creating a new multi-cellular organism, genetically identical to another. Cloning is thus an asexual method of reproduction. The Zentradi and Meltrandi races were both created via cloning and reproduced through those same means, despite possessing the ability to reproduce sexually. Following Space War I, humanity enthusiastically embraced cloning in an effort to repopulate the human race following near extinction of the species in the final days of the war. Much of the newly cloned population also served as citizens aboard colonization fleets. Mass cloning began in May 2010 but was ceased in December of 2030 due to an increase in hereditary childrens disease brought about from the overuse of cloning.