Animal Cloning by Joseph, Ph.D. Panno

By Joseph, Ph.D. Panno

Nature has been cloning molecules, cells, and animals for hundreds of thousands of years. simply 34 years in the past, biologists started to effectively emulate this normal method while John Gurdon of Cambridge collage cloned a frog. Nature's motivation for cloning is a question of survival, yet sleek science's motivations for accomplishing experiments in cloning are usually arguable. Animal Cloning offers the heritage and simple evidence approximately cloning and discusses the questions and controversies surrounding this really new sector of technology. This in-depth but hugely readable quantity examines all features of animal cloning, together with its debatable nature, from a impartial viewpoint. Well-written entries speak about ordinary cloning and early cloning experiments starting within the Fifties; the examine that ended in the construction of Dolly, the 1st animal cloned from an grownup telephone; in addition to the new sheep-human, goat-human, and pig-human hybrids scientists have experimented with utilizing cloning expertise. large insurance offers with the riding forces at the back of cloning study, together with the construction of enormous amounts of medically vital proteins comparable to blood clotting issue IX, used to regard hemophilia B; human serum albumin, used to regard burn sufferers; and anti-thrombin III, an anti-clotting protein used to regard middle assault and stroke sufferers. whereas the point of interest is on animal cloning, particular assurance of human cloning is additionally offered. Concluding this debate, a complete bankruptcy provides diversified issues of view on cloning and describes proper laws that has been handed or proposed within the usa, Canada, and Europe. Facilitating examine, biographies of key researchers during this new and speedy advancing sector of technological know-how are incorporated in addition to a bibliography and thesaurus.

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With a worldwide demand for factor IX exceeding half a ton per year, this difference is crucial. ALPHA-1 ANTITRYPSIN AND CYSTIC FIBROSIS Of all genetic diseases, cystic fibrosis (CF) is possibly the most debilitating. This disease is associated with the production of thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs, making breathing difficult and providing an environment that is susceptible to bacterial infection. Indeed, most sufferers of CF die of congestive lung failure, brought on by a bacterial infection, before the age of 30.

Researchers involved in animal cloning are actively monitoring their clones for subtle physiological abnormalities. Some abnormalities are likely to occur among the few cloned individuals that make it to adulthood. Scientists at the Roslin Institute estimate that a cloned fetus is 10 times more likely to die in utero than a fetus produced by normal sexual means. This state of affairs will not change until scientists gain a better understanding of nuclear reprogramming. When this happens, it may be possible to improve the success rate for cloning sheep from the current 1–3 percent to 20–30 percent.

Contamination of human blood supplies with the AIDS virus, and the resulting infection of many hemophiliacs in the 1980s, forced the development of alternate sources of factor VIII for replacement therapy, including antibody-purified factors and the production of factor VIII using DNA recombinant technology. These procedures produce safe, high-quality clotting factors but are extremely expensive. Two methods are currently under development to deal with hemophilia: The first is gene therapy, whereby the gene for factor IX is injected into a patient suffering from this disease in the hope that it will provide the normal clotting factor.

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