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What was the ‘obvious’ new answer to Asimov’s Pâté de Foie Gras made possible by scientific advance?

In addition to "Laughing Space," Asimov also mentioned in his short story collection "The Edge of Tomorrow" (1985) that there is a second solution, but again without disclosing it: ...
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What was the ‘obvious’ new answer to Asimov’s Pâté de Foie Gras made possible by scientific advance?

The "most obvious" alternative solution, and one that is conceivably less Herculean to implement than isotope separation, is cloning. (Technically somatic cell nuclear transfer.) Cloning of ...
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