therapeutic cloning


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therapeutic cloning

n.
The production of embryonic stem cells for use in replacing or repairing damaged tissues or organs, achieved by transferring a diploid nucleus from a body cell into an egg whose nucleus has been removed and by harvesting cells from the resulting blastocyst.
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therapeutic cloning

n
1. (Medicine) the permitted creation of cloned human tissues for surgical transplant
2. (Genetics) the permitted creation of cloned human tissues for surgical transplant
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Noun1.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
cloning - a general term for the research activity that creates a copy of some biological entity (a gene or organism or cell)
nuclear transplantation, SCNT, somatic cell nuclear transfer, somatic cell nuclear transplantation - moving a cell nucleus and its genetic material from one cell to another
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For example, therapeutic cloning, that is cloning embryonic stem cells for testing is a regular practice with the goal of creating not a whole being but rather replacing damaged tissue.
But the therapeutic cloning technique they employed would also be the start of the process of making duplicate humans.
New research from the University of Nevada, Reno provides strong evidence that a majority of Americans favor ongoing research in all stem cell research, including the use of therapeutic cloning which is currently banned in the US.
Less than two months later, Cerra testified that "therapeutic cloning ...
Prompted by an image of therapeutic cloning presented on a South Korean stamp, a brief review of stem cell research and the events of the Woo-suk Hwang scandal are discussed.
An Australian ban on the research, known as therapeutic cloning or somatic cell nuclear transfer, was lifted in December 2006 after a rare conscience vote in the national parliament.
The British government introduced legislation in order to allow licensed therapeutic cloning in a debate in January 2001 after an amendment to the Human Fertilization & Embryology Act 1990.
Ever since the birth of Dolly the sheep in 1997, this kind of therapeutic cloning has been a goal for medical research.
The Edinburgh University professor, said the new technique was "easier to accept socially" than therapeutic cloning.
The cloned embryo is allowed to grow for a few days and then is either implanted in a mother's womb (for reproductive cloning) or destroyed in order to retrieve its stem cells (for therapeutic cloning).
Opponents of the amendment had hoped that it would be defeated because it allows human embryos to be destroyed, and it allows "therapeutic cloning" of humans.
"Stem cell research promises huge potential medical advantages and we believe we will be working towards our ultimate goal of developing new patient therapies." If granted the HFEA licence will allow scientists to create hybrid embryos through a technique known as nuclear transfer, or therapeutic cloning.

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