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1 Cloning! Why or Why Not? Christina Campsen Northern Arizona University ECI 306 Research Paper
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2 Cloning! Why or Why Not? Cloning is a topic that is highly controversial among most Americans. “A clone is an individual organism grown from a single body cell of its parent, making it a genetic duplicate of the parent. To simplify a complex process, here are the major steps in cloning a mammal: 1. Scientist collect an egg from a female of the species that will be used as the surrogate mother. 2. They suck the nucleus out of the original egg, removing all genetic code. 3. They take a skin cell from the organism to be cloned and either insert that cell into the empty egg or place them together. 4. They apply a small electrical pulse, which fuses the skin cell with the empty egg, effectively transferring the nucleus from the skin cell to the empty egg and forming a single new egg. A second electrical pulse causes this new egg to start dividing. 5. Once the egg has divided into a number of cells, this now growing embryo is implanted into the uterus of a surrogate mother. 6.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ELEM EDU bme 420 taught by Professor Guiter during the Spring '08 term at N. Arizona.

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