Scientists Find a Gene That’s Key to Cloning Success but Also Hints at Serious Hurdles to Reproductive Cloning
Tuesday, May 14, 2002
PHILADELPHIA – Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have found that the activity of a single gene is a powerful predictor of whether newly cloned mammalian embryos will survive and thrive, but the gene's sporadic expression in cloned mouse embryos casts fresh doubt on prospects for reproductive human cloning.
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