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Cloning: Ethical Issues - Cloning In Context, The Cloning Ban, Cloning Misconceptions

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Cloning is the creation of an individual that is a genetic replica of another individual. The process transfers a nucleus from a somatic nonreproductive cell into an "enucleated" fertilized egg, one that has had its own nucleus destroyed or removed. The genes in the transferred nucleus then direct the development of a complete organism from the altered fertilized egg. Two individuals who are clones have identical genes in their cell nuclei, but differ in characteristics that are acquired in other ways.

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about 4 years ago

The premise that a clone is an exact duplicate of another individual is flawed, and so if the intent of cloning is to create such a copy, it simply will not work. For example, the tips of chromosomes, called telomeres, shorten with each cell division. A clone's telomeres are as short as those from the donor nucleus, which means that they are "older" even at the start of th

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