Developments in Nuclear Transfer
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This paper describes the techniques of nuclear transfer and explains the major molecular mechanisms involved in this process. The paper then examines recent developments in the field of cloning and considers their implications. The paper shows how biotechnologies have much to offer that is wonderful and desirable, but they could also lend themselves to abuse. The paper posits that it has become vital to ensure that we exercise our huge technical power in a moral and ethical context.
From the Paper:"Nuclear transfer is the key technique that has been used successfully in cloning.Nuclear transfer produces an organism with the same nuclear genes as its "nuclear mother" but with different cytoplasm of its cells.
"Each animal develops from a single-celled embryo (Zygote), which consists of nucleus surrounded by cytoplasm. The exception to that are red-blood cells (erythrocytes) that lose their nuclei. The nucleus contains most of the DNA-made genes, and are the chief administrators and controllers of the cell, and indeed of the whole organism.
"The cytoplasm appears seemingly like jelly, yet has a complex structure and contains a variety of "organelles" that perform all the many vital life functions of the cell (mitochondria, genes that produce the enzymes involved in cell respiration). The cytoplasm (with the mitochondria genes) works in constant dynamics with the genes in the nucleus."
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