Cloning is, in theory, a very simple
procedure. Every cell in a mammal's body has the
same DNA. If I extract that DNA and put it into a
fertilized egg of that species, that egg
will divide and grow into a genetic copy of that
organism. The transplantation takes only a few
minutes. Then the egg grows and divides
Problems arise when the egg is removed
from the body for the transfer, then the fetus
is typically put back into the uterus of the
mother. This operation takes several days and
is the most difficult part of the procedure.
For example, if you were to be
cloned, assuming everything went OK with the
transfer and implantation and gestation, the clone
would be born in the standard 9 months and grow up
at the same speed as everyone else.
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