Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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McLaren, A. 2006. Human Cloning. eLS.
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
Cloning means producing genetically identical organisms, identical either to each other or to some preexisting organism. Human cloning could be used to produce early embryos genetically identical to a patient, in order to derive immunologically compatible stem cells for the treatment of the patient's disease (therapeutic cloning); or, if cloned embryos were transferred to a woman's uterus, they could produce babies genetically identical to each other or to some progenitor (reproductive cloning).
- embryo splitting;
- nuclear transfer;
- stem cells;
- reproductive cloning;
- therapeutic cloning