Cloning

1 - 10 of 12 Answers

January 29, 2018: When scientists clone an animal, how do they reprogram the DNA to make an embryo instead of whatever the cell used to be? I know it's called "somatic cell nuclear transfer," but how does moving the nucleus into an egg reset it's DNA?
See Answer

July 7, 2017: Would it be possible to recreate some Neanderthals?
See Answer

July 5, 2016: Will a third generation clone have the same DNA as the original?
See Answer

March 20, 2013: Do you think we'll ever bring back dinosaurs or mammoths? And should we?
See Answer

August 22, 2012: Why it is that human beings can not be cloned?
See Answer

January 11, 2007: I've seen a few movies where dinosaurs are cloned using "state-of-the-art" techniques. Are any of these scenarios possible? Are they biologically realistic?
See Answer

May 19, 2006: I don't think we will ever need to clone humans because we will have "body 2.0" and organs such as the heart will not be needed, because the blood will use nanotechnology to pump itself through the body. Do you think that body 2.0 will prevail over cloning? Why or why not?
See Answer

October 24, 2005: If one day we can clone cats or dogs, what will happen to their personality, or their soul? Is it possible to clone a personality?
See Answer

July 6, 2005: Can you use genes from your hair to clone yourself and if so, how?
See Answer

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?
See Answer