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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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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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|Noun||1.||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)
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