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Cloning

Author(s): Joseph G. Marx, PhD

Why Use Cloning Technology?

Current research is focusing on how to "program" stem cells to become other cell types, such as insulin-producing pancreas cells, heart muscle cells, or nerve cells. Through cloning technology (SCNT), an individual could, in theory, produce all the material needed to repair his or her own body using his or her own cells. This would eliminate tissue rejection problems and long waiting lists for replacement tissues and organs.