reproductive cloning


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reproductive cloning

n.
The genetic duplication of an existing organism especially by transferring the nucleus of a somatic cell of the organism into an enucleated oocyte.
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Noun1.reproductive cloning - making a full living copy of an organism; requires a surrogate mother
cloning - a general term for the research activity that creates a copy of some biological entity (a gene or organism or cell)
human reproductive cloning - the reproductive cloning of a sentient human being; generally considered ethically unacceptable
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But human reproductive cloning would be every bit as misguided and dangerous now as it was then.
According to the (https://www.genome.gov/25020028) National Institutes of Health , for this type of cloning, also known as reproductive cloning, scientists remove a mature somatic cell (any type of cell, except a sperm or egg cell) from the animal the scientists wish to copy.
MITOCHONDRIAL REPLACEMENT THERAPY: A SLIPPERY SLOPE TO EUGENIC GERM-LINE ENHANCEMENT AND REPRODUCTIVE CLONING? JAMES T.
"It would be naive to say this isn't a step closer to irresponsible people attempting reproductive cloning," said Gerald Schatten, an animal-cloning researcher at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, who opposes human cloning but supports the research.
An introductory chapter reviews relevant principles of biology and chemistry; then book delves into stem cell research, embryo selection, the human genome project, genetic therapy and enhancement, reproductive cloning, longevity treatment, cognitive enhancement, and the promise of synthetic biology.
The advancement aroused immediate worries of reproductive cloning, the possibility of generating genetic duplicates of people.
Indeed, human reproductive cloning profoundly challenges our deepest and most cherished beliefs and opens vast new arenas for scientific investigation.
Human reproductive cloning is not yet a reality, but this has not stopped speculation from scientists, philosophers, and theologians.
The studies at UAB can not only be applied to reproductive cloning of animal models, but can also be used for the reprogramming of cells for therapeutic aims.
Burt carefully avoided any mention of so-called therapeutic cloning or the fact that both therapeutic and reproductive cloning use the same techniquesomatic cell nuclear transfer or SCNT (which the National Institutes of Health has called "the scientific term for cloning")to produce a new human organism.
Meanwhile, human reproductive cloning remains legal at the Federal level and in most states.
Reproductive cloning takes DNA from the donor and transfers it into an egg which has most of its own genetic material removed.

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