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Embryonic Stem Cells

Embryonic Stem Cells

In the US, political debates rage about expanding federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Current policy only allows federal monies to be used for research on 21 stem cell lines that existed before 2001. Legislation currently being discussed would allow funding for research on new stem cell lines derived from surplus embryos from fertility clinics.

Author(s): Joseph G. Marx, PhD
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What Is a Cell?

Cloning Involves Making Identical Copies

Recombinant DNA Technology

Brief History of Modern Cloning

Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT)

Nuclear Tranfer in Progress

Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT): Dolly – The First True Clone (1997)

Embryonic Stem Cells Can Become Any Tissue in the Body

Stem Cells and Therapeutic Cloning

Why Use Cloning Technology?

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