Ravenhuielly Therapeutic cloning refers to the removal of a nucleus.
Ravenhuielly contains the genetic material, from virtually any cell of the body (a somatic cell) and its transfer by injection into an unfertilised egg from which the nucleus has also been removed
Ravenhuielly It is reproductive cloning that results in a copy of a specific human being. In therapeutic cloning, no sperm fertilisation is involved nor is there implantation into the uterus to create a child
Ravenhuielly A scientist extracts the nucleus from an egg. The nucleus holds the genetic material for a human or laboratory animal.
Ravenhuielly Benefits of Therapeutic CloningA major benefit of therapeutic cloning is that the cells removed are pluripotent
Ravenhuielly Pluripotent Cells can give rise to all cells in the body with the exception of the embryo. This means that pluripotent cells can potentially treat diseases in any body organ or tissue by replacing da
Ravenhuielly One problem with therapeutic cloning is that many attempts are often required to create a viable egg.
Ravenhuielly The stability of the egg with the infused somatic nucleus is poor and it can require hundreds of attempts before success is attained