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  • verb Present participle of clone.
  • noun biology The production of a cloned embryo by transplanting the nucleus of a somatic cell into an ovum
  • noun by extension The production of an exact copy of an object

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  • noun a general term for the research activity that creates a copy of some biological entity (a gene or organism or cell)


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  • ˜therapeutic cloning,™ but in this entry it will be discussed under the heading ˜cloning for research and therapy.™

    Cloning Devolder, Katrien 2008

  • And so, I encourage everyone to take a little bit of time and understand it as best you can and that is the term cloning is used in two ways.

    CNN Transcript Dec 29, 2002 2002

  • "It's an early research step… towards curing devastating diseases," said Dieter Egli of the New York Stem Cell Foundation Laboratory in New York City and a co-author of the study, which pointedly doesn't use the word "cloning" to describe the results.

    Cloning Offers Stem-Cell Hope Gautam Naik 2011

  • It's a painless way to learn what's involved in cloning, and the main ethical, religious and legal issues.

    An Interview with J.R. Lankford 2010

  • Allowing them to run amok with their petri dish development without boundaries at a time when human-animal cloning is occurring certainly seems cause for concern.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Justice Kagan I Presume? 2010

  • Malware developers are always looking for new ways to spread their evil wares, and “domain cloning” popular social network sites seems to be their latest trick.

    Malware Fiends Focus On Facebook, Twitter | Lifehacker Australia 2009

  • The word cloning became a fear word -- we don't want cloning, do we?

    Don C. Reed: How Bernie Siegel and Embryonic Stem Cell Research May Help Solve the National Debt Don C. Reed 2010

  • The word cloning became a fear word -- we don't want cloning, do we?

    Don C. Reed: How Bernie Siegel and Embryonic Stem Cell Research May Help Solve the National Debt Don C. Reed 2010

  • But I ... and I tried to find out who was studying this and whether we could work on it, and I talked to Doug, and he had ideas that this would work as well, and he was wondering about it, and that was certainly the motivation he had in cloning this gene.

    Martin Chalfie - Interview 2008

  • Nonetheless, some scientists, including stem-cell researchers at Harvard, say cloning is still necessary.

    Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs of 2007 « Isegoria 2007

  • Looking to the future, bioengineered hair — or hair cloning, as it's more commonly referred to — was by far the top innovation named by the experts we spoke with as the one to watch. And it's been a long-time coming. Says Yael Halaas, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, "Every 10 years I tell my patients we are closer to cloning and growing hair in a laboratory. And every 10 years we are getting closer." Sara Wasserbauer, a board-certified hair restoration surgeon of California Hair Surgeons with locations in San Jose, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, and Napa, explains the cloning can happen two ways, either by replicating hairs in a lab or by cloning the cells that make the hair. Cloning is the hair rejuvenation industry's big hope because, Lam explains, "Once we have unlimited donor supply, we can easily rebuild a [patient's hair]." And that includes anyone with overall hair thinning, rather than a single bald patch.As of now, "we have studies that show hair regeneration from stem cells in mice, but so far no clinical studies to support efficacy in humans," says board-certified plastic and hair surgeon Gary Linkov of City Facial Plastics in New York City. But a team of scientists in Japan, led by Takashi Tsuji, is currently awaiting the start of a clinical trial to test cultured hair follicles in humans, so all eyes will be on the results.

    The Future of Hair Loss Treatments Will Involve a Lot More Robots Condé Nast 2021


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