Cloning

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March 8, 2005: I am a 53 year old woman who underwent removal of her uterus after two operations for uterine fibroids. I insisted on keeping my ovaries, however, to prevent premature menopause. By now I assume that my eggs are greatly deteriorated and heroic attempts to fertilize them would likely result in an unhealthy fetus. However, is there a way to retrieve healthy DNA from other cells in my body, implant my DNA in the nucleus of a donor egg whose own DNA has been removed, fertilize my egg(s)with my husband's sperm, implant the egg(s)in a donor womb, and obtain a healthy fetus that is genetically like my husband and me?
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November 17, 2004: Hi! I am doing a science fair project on DNA. I found an article stating that 20 babies were born genetically altered (BBC news). I showed my teacher the article and she has doubts whether the article is actually true. So my question is, is there really 20 babies born genetically altered in the U.S?
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October 5, 2004: How is it that DNA can be extracted and read from long past fossils? Doesn't the drying and age affect the DNA? If we can clone a sheep from its DNA, why not a dinosaur?
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