somatic cell nuclear transplantation


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Noun1.somatic cell nuclear transplantation - moving a cell nucleus and its genetic material from one cell to another
biological research - scientific research conducted by biologists
biomedical cloning, therapeutic cloning - nuclear transplantation of a patient's own cells to make an oocyte from which immune-compatible cells (especially stem cells) can be derived for transplant
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The bill states that "the policy of the state shall be that research involving the derivation and use of human embryonic stem cells, human embryonic germ cells, and human adult stem cells from any source, including somatic cell nuclear transplantation, shall be permitted, as specified." At the same time it would prohibit a person from "cloning a human being, and from purchasing or selling an ovum, zygote, embryo, or fetus for the purpose of cloning a human being."
That panel--on which I served--spent over two years listening to specialists and members of the public discuss how the state ought to respond both to the potential to produce cloned human beings through somatic cell nuclear transplantation and to the budding use of this technique to produce human stem cells.
In at least eight states this year, scientists and biotechnology companies are promoting legislation to advance "research involving the derivation and use of human embryonic stem cells, human embryonic germ cells, and human adult stem cells from any source, including somatic cell nuclear transplantation." "Somatic cell nuclear transplantation" is the cloning procedure that created Dolly the sheep.