Therapeutic cloning uses enucleated human eggs and somatic cell nuclear transfer technology to create a human embryo that is a genetic clone of the patient the embryo is destroyed to obtain embryonic stem cells that have the same genotype as the patient.
In biology, the re-creation of a whole organism is referred to as “reproductive cloning” long before attempts were made to clone an entire organism, researchers learned how to copy short stretches of dna—a process that is referred to as molecular cloning.
Principles of cloning is the first comprehensive book on cloning since dolly the sheep was cloned the contributing authors are the principal investigators on each of the animal species cloned to date and are expertly qualified to present the state-of-the-art information in their respective areas. The ability to successfully clone genes underlies the majority of our knowledge in molecular and cellular biology existing textbooks describe what has been learnt from cloned genes but include little detail on how the cloning was achieved and how the techniques involved are carried out in the laboratory. The biology of cloning updated thursday 3rd august 2006 what happens during cloning mark hirst explains what science is involved in cloning there are several issues to do with stem cells and cloning and how people fail to delineate between the different types stem cells are cells that are capable of generating all the tissues in the.
Two commonly discussed types of theoretical human cloning are therapeutic cloning and reproductive cloning therapeutic cloning would involve cloning cells from a human for use in medicine and transplants, and is an active area of research, but is not in medical practice anywhere in the world, as of 2014. The principle of recombinant dna technology involved four steps the four steps are: (1) gene cloning and development of recombinant dna (2) transfer of vector into the host (3) selection of transformed cells and (4) transcription and translation of inserted gene.
Principles of cloning, second edition is the fully revised edition of the authoritative book on the science of cloning the book presents the basic biological mechanisms of how cloning works and progresses to discuss current and potential applications in basic biology, agriculture, biotechnology, and medicine.