How do humans use genetics to change the world, past, present, and future.
New ways to clone
Clone could be a source of stem cells, for super-personalized therapies made from people's own DNA.
Stem cells made in this way will compete with another method of creating personalized stem cells. Researchers showed they are able to transform adult skin cells directly into stem cells, with no stop for a transfer into an egg along the way. These cells are called induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPSCs, and they don't require the creation of embryos.
The future of cloning will lie more in this therapeutic cloning than reproductive cloning. The only difference between therapeutic cloning and reproductive cloning is that in therapeutic cloning the embryo is never transferred into a woman’s womb.
How Cloning Works
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