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Cloning

Gene cloning, exact copy, biological research, human disease, clones

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Cloning, process of creating an exact copy of a single gene, cell, or organism. The copies produced through cloning have identical genetic makeup and are known as clones. Many organisms in nature reproduce by cloning. Scientists use cloning techniques in the laboratory to create copies of cells or organisms with valuable traits. Their work aims to find practical applications for cloning that will produce advances in medicine, biological research, and industry. Gene cloning, for example, is often used to study human disease.

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Wilmut, Ian, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Head, Department of Gene Expression and Development, Rosin Institute.



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