Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bizarre events-Human cloning

Australian government issued the world's first license for human embryo cloning. The cloning process will be performed by local in vitro fertilization company Sydney IVF. At the present moment, though, the license allows only development of early-stage embryos, known as therapeutic cloning, since embryo implantation into the womb is restricted by law. During the cloning process the scientists are going to use somatic cell nuclear transfer technique, in which nucleus of a donor somatic cell is removed, and then replaced with a nucleus containing required DNA information. It is to be recalled that the same technique was used when cloning Dolly in 1996.



Joshua November 23, 2008 at 4:23 AM  

This is the first license in Australia, not the first in the world. The UK gave their first license in 2004, and private companies in the US don't even need a license.

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