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Fear, Wonder, and Science in the New Age of Reproductive Biotechnology$
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Scott Gilbert and Clara Pinto-Correia

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780231170949

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231170949.001.0001

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Cloning Animals, Cells, and Genes

Cloning Animals, Cells, and Genes

Where Did Cloning Come From, and Where Is It Going To Right Now?

(p.129) 7 Cloning Animals, Cells, and Genes
Fear, Wonder, and Science in the New Age of Reproductive Biotechnology

Scott Gilbert

Columbia University Press

Every technology has its history, and this chapter looks at the technologies of animal cloning and how they changed when it became apparent that one could perform some of the medical task of cloning with embryonic stem cells. These stem cells were difficult to obtain (and morally worrisome to many) and a new technology, induced pluripotential stem cells, enabled researchers to transform nearly any cell of the body into an embryonic stem cell. This has brought new worries concerning the ability to manipulate these cells to enhance a person’s capabilities.

Keywords:   Cloning, stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, CRISPR, eugenics

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