Cloning: A Beginner's Guide (Beginners Guide (Oneworld)) by Aaron D. Levine

By Aaron D. Levine

Should still we clone extinct or endangered species? Are we justified in utilizing stem cells to advance remedies? while can we clone the 1st human? Ever on the grounds that Dolly the sheep, questions like those have not often been faraway from the general public recognition, and cloning is now poised to revolutionize drugs, healthcare, or even the foodstuff we consume. during this masterful creation, Aaron Levine explains the technology and improvement of cloning, correct as much as the present-day scandals surrounding makes an attempt to clone people. Guiding readers round the thorny political and moral concerns raised by way of such development, Levine dispels the myths perpetuated through the media and sheds new mild at the execs and cons of this interesting and arguable subject.

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They also knew that donor nuclei from differentiated cells could give rise to tadpoles but were not certain if these differentiated cells could give rise to adult frogs. In no clear case had nuclear transfer of an adult cell given rise directly to a healthy fertile adult. Mammalian cloning: fact or fiction? Adapting the cloning technique pioneered by Briggs and King for use with mammals posed many challenges. First and foremost, the mammalian egg is much smaller than a typical amphibian egg. While a frog egg is one to two millimeters in diameter, a mouse egg is less than one hundred microns.

Have much shorter lives: red blood cells, which are responsible for the transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide through the body, live an average of 120 days, while the cells that line the human gut typically live only three to five days. New cells arise through a process of cell division in which a single parent cell divides into two daughter cells. ” Cells go through this cycle at different rates but every cell fits into one of its five major phases. qxd 4/4/2007 11:42 AM Page 30 30 Cloning: A Beginner’s Guide The cell cycle can be divided into two major components: mitosis and interphase.

Rorvik, however, while acknowledging the story was shocking and seemed unlikely, asserted it was true. The general public wasn’t sure who to believe. At first glance the book appeared scientifically thorough. It contained nearly thirteen pages of references, many of which included detailed descriptions of advances reported in the peer-reviewed literature. The book generated intense publicity and found a willing audience; climbing the nonfiction bestseller list in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

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