animal cloning

animal cloning

The artificial production of one or more apparently perfect copies of an existing animal by inserting a copy of its DNA into an ovum from which the nuclear genetic material has been removed and then persuading the ovum to function as a ZYGOTE. There are indications that the process, as currently used, may in some way damage the genome. Many of the mammalian clones so far produced show defects that appear to reduce the normal life span.
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The first major success in animal cloning was Dolly the sheep, born in Britain in 1996 as the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.
Tin-Lap Lee, an associate professor of biomedical sciences at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said while China has regulations on the use of animals for lab research, there are no laws explicitly covering animal cloning.
A Bel Air woman loves her long-haired chihuahua so much that she paid a Texas animal cloning company $50,000 so that her dog -- or a version of him -- will be at her side forever.
The conspirators had planned to take her hostage to highlight their opposition to animal cloning.
The raiders planned to take Dolly hostage to highlight their opposition to the emerging technology of animal cloning.
D Allen, Runcorn End animal cloning WHETHER cloning is carried out on mice, sheep, dogs, or monkeys, it's a Frankenscience that serves only to increase animal suffering.
Americans with at least some college education are more than twice as likely to say animal cloning was morally acceptable than those with a high school education or less -- 42% vs.
In three new briefing papers, Greenpeace Netherlands and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade policy (IATP) warn that the trade deal gives North American corporations tools to weaken European standards regarding growth hormones, chemical washes, GMOs, animal cloning, and Country of Origin labelling.
The Commission, the EU executive, is working on revised legislation on novel foods, after a previous proposal failed because of opposition to animal cloning.
Paul Brannen, Labour MEP for the North East and Labour's European spokesperson on agriculture, said: "There are strong concerns over the welfare and conditions of cloned animals, and that is why we have voted for the EU ban on animal cloning.
According to data compiled by the Humane Society, almost 99 per cent of animal cloning attempts fail to produce healthy offspring, and many clones live shorter-than-average life spans with significant health problems, often due to their large size relative to natural-born animals.
Vilsack insisted that "sound science" must be the underlying principle in resolving a range of sanitary and phytosanitary issues, including hormone-treated beef, poultry, animal cloning and genetically modified food and crops.