Posts Tagged ‘cloning’

HUMAN Cloning

March 30, 2010

Therapeutic and Reproductive cloning

The more I learn the more I know. The most common reference of online knowledge, Wikipedia, tells us that there are two types of human cloning, therapeutic cloning and reproductive cloning.

Therapeutic cloning: “Therapeutic cloning: (a.k.a. Somatic cell nuclear transfer or research cloning): This starts with the same procedure as is used in adult DNA cloning. The resultant embryo would be allowed to grow for perhaps 14 days. It’s stem cells would then be extracted and encouraged to grow into a piece of human tissue or a complete human organ for transplant. The end result would not be a human being; it would be a replacement organ, or piece of nerve tissue, or quantity of skin. The first successful therapeutic cloning was accomplished in 2001-NOV by Advanced Cell Technology, a biotech company in Worcester, MA.”


Reproductive cloning  is”…accomplished using a process called somatic cell nuclear transfer.”

“…scientists extract the nucleus of a somatic cell, a cell which can come from anywhere in the body, and insert it into an egg which has had its nucleus removed. The egg is stimulated, and it begins dividing and growing, developing into an embryo which can be implanted into a gestational surrogate and carried to term.”