Open Questions: Cloning
See also: Stem cells
Eggs from stem cells
Cloning techniques for reprogramming cells
- Categorized site directory. Entries usually include
Sites with general resources
Yahoo News Full Coverage: Cloning
- Links to recent news stories from various sources. Also includes
links to sites dealing with cloning.
New Scientist Special Report: Cloning and Stem Cells
- Good collection of news articles on cloning and stem cells.
Roslin Institute: Research Programmes
- Roslin Institute is the organization that first successfully
cloned a mammal (Dolly). Information on cloning is
and also in the section
transgenics and biotechnology.
Genes & Cloning
- Good collection of resources on the topic -- external links,
magazine articles, and books.
Surveys, overviews, tutorials
Cloning: Past, Present, and the Exciting Future
- Good article for a general audience by Marie A. Di Berardino.
Describes the process of nuclear transfer used in cloning,
and the medical benefits that are possible with cloning used to
produce embryonic stem cells. Contains a good list of suggested
Welcome to the World of Cloning
- Fairly good overview of various topics related to cloning. Contains
a number of brief articles and some external links.
Ten years after Dolly, where cloning's going?
- March 2007 news feature article. Describes history and current
state of animal cloning by somatic cell nuclear transfer.
Cloning and Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer
- A ScienceWeek
"symposium" consisting of excerpts and summaries of
articles from various sources.
- December 24, 2001 Scientific American In Depth article
questioning claims about the claims of success in cloning human
What are the potential medical benefits of animal cloning?
- October 1999 Scientific American "Ask the Experts" article.
Response by James Robl.
- June 1999 Scientific American In Depth article, subtitled
"Nuclear transfer--used to clone Dolly and now owned by Geron--may
help scientists develop more potent stem-cell therapies."
Send in the Clones
- July 1998 Scientific American In Depth article,
subtitled "Using a new technique,
scientists have cloned clones from clones".
Cloning Hits the Big Time
- September 1997 Scientific American In Depth article,
subtitled "Genetic copying of animals is attracting
A Clone in Sheep's Clothing
- March 1997 Scientific American In Depth article,
subtitled "A sheep cloned from adult cells opens vast
scientific possibilities and ethical dilemmas."
Cloning reverses ageing of cells
- April 2000 news article about how cloned cells may show
less aging as measured by telomere length.
Cloning Extends Life of Cells - And Cows?
- April 2000 news article from Science News, about a study
of cloned cows that suggests cloned cells and animals might have a
longer lifespan than normal.
A Fantastical Experiment
- April 1997 news article from Science News, about the
science behind the cloning of a sheep.
- Transfer Troubles
Cathryn M. Delude
Scientific American, October 2004
The First Human Cloned Embryo
Jose B. Cibelli; Robert P. Lanza; Michael D. West
Scientific American, January 2002, pp. 44-51
- Cloning of human embryos with the ultimate goal of theraputic use
is an accomplished fact. The potential therapeutic benefits are
Dolly Was Lucky
Science News, October 20, 2001, pp. 250-251
- The success rate in producing clones of mammals is still very
low. It is suspected that this is because of problems with gene
regulation in cloned embryos, possibly involving problems with the
process of methylation.
Cloning Noah's Ark
Robert P. Lanza; Betsy L. Dresser; Philip Damiani
Scientific American, November 2000, pp. 84-89
- The ability to clone mammals, even though it has existed only
a very few years, has already led to a number of applications.
One of the latest is a new way to preserve endangered species.
Cloning for Medicine
Scientific American, December 1998, pp. 58-63
- Medical applications of cloning technology include drug
manufacture, transplants, and basic research.
- A Clone of One's Own
Discover, May 1998, pp. 82-89
- The technology for cloning mammals is now a reality. It is
only a matter of time before it is applied to humans.
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