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How does cloning work? And why would someone want to be cloned if they themselves wouldnt be looking through the eyes of the clone.
Question Date: 2005-02-27
Answer 1:

1. A clone is a population of identical cells or DNA molecules descended from a single progenitor. Cloning is to make many copies of the same thing. The cloning we talk now days is most of the time the recombinant DNA technique in which specific cDNAs (complimentary DNA copied from mRNA by reverse transcriptase) or fragments of genomic DNA are inserted into a cloning vector ((an autonomously replicating genetic element used to carry a cDNA or fragment of genomic DNA), which is then incorporated into cultured host cells and maintained during the growth of the host cells. There are also two other types of clones called reproductive and therapeutic cloning respectively. You can get more information by going to http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/elsi/cloning.shtml Sorry that I can't draw a diagram of the process in this email, but you can go to http://www.amgen.com/rnd/RecombinantDNA.html to see a diagram which has the basic information. Also, if you want to learn a little more of this, you can go to

It is hard to know what those people think about cloning themselves. Ego? Curiosity? Adventure? Making a useful body part for later use? Hard to say. Maybe we should ask someone who wants to clone himself.

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