Cloning in Focus
An introduction to cloning and how it's
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- Define Cloning
- Are there currently human clones? Explain.
- What are the two methods of cloning
- Where does Artificial embryo twinning occur?
- How does it occur?
- Where are they placed?
- What method was used to create Dolly the Sheep?
- What is a somatic cell?
- What do the letters in SCNT mean?
- Describe the process of SCNT
- What is the difference between fertilization and SCNT
in regards to where the chromosomes come from?
- Play the fertilization video. Sketch the coloration of the offspring.
- Play the somatic cell donor video. Sketch the coloration of the offspring.
Try it yourself in the mouse cloning
- List the 8 things you need to clone a mouse
- What are the 6 steps needed to clone a mouse.
- Which Petri dish does the somatic cell go in?
- What does the blunt pipette do?
- What does the sharp pipette do?
- What color is the enucleated cell?
- What does enucleated mean?
- How many hours does it take to reboot the DNA?
- How many hours does it take to create 16 cells?
- How many days does it take for the embryo to fully
- What color is the offspring mouse?
- Did the really happen? Explain.
Evaluate the reasons for using cloning technologies.
- Which cloning purpose has the most potential
- Often, animal models are genetically engineered to
carry ___________________ .
- Why would they do that? (Number 2 above).
- Researchers are currently looking toward _________ as
a way to create genetically defined human stem cells for research.
- What is “pharming”?
- What two things would you need to revive an
- Can you reproduce a dead pet?
Explore the history of cloning
- Which animal was cloned first, and when, and by
- What did Speman use to separate the cells of a
- What did Briggs and King do? What animal did they work on?
- Who was Dr. Bromahall? Did he allow “birth” of his experiment?
- Who was Dr. Willadsen
- Name the first two cloned cows?
- What committee did Clinton form in
- Why was Dolly different than the clones before her?
- Who made cloning of people illegal in the US?
- Name the first cloned mouse?
- Who was Fibro?
- How many attempts did it take to make Fibro?
- Who is Zavos?
- The Bush administration prohibited two things: Name them.
- Who are the Raelians?
- What role did Korea play in
the cloning debate?
Separating the facts from the fiction.
- Using three sentences: Describe Myth #1
- Using three sentences: Describe Myth #2.
Cloning? Or Not?
Test your cloning savvy with this
- Describe Scenario 1 and then give your answer.
- Describe Scenario 2 and then give your answer.
- Describe Scenario 3 and then give your answer.
- Describe Scenario 4 and then give your answer.
- Describe Scenario 5 and then give your answer.
- Describe Scenario 6 and then give your answer.
- Describe Scenario 7 and then give your answer.
the Risks of Cloning?
The predictions and realities of
cloning living beings.
- What is the success rate of SCNT?
- List four reasons why this is so.
- What is LOS?
- How does the size of clone offspring compare to
normal offspring at birth?
- What are 3 potential risks associated with LOS?
- This DNA sequences at both ends of a chromosome are called?
- What are Telomeric differences according to age?
- What were Dolly’s telomeric traits?
What are Some
Issues in Cloning?
Answer the following 7
- Who has the right to have children, no matter how they
are created? Who
- Is human cloning "playing with nature?" If so, how does that compare with other
reproductive technologies such as in vitro
fertilization or hormone treatments?
- Does cloning to create stem cells, also called
therapeutic cloning, justify destroying a human embryo? Why, or why not?
- If a clone originates from an existing person, who is
- What are some of the social challenges a cloned child
- Do the benefits of human cloning outweigh the costs of
- Should cloning research be regulated?
How, and by whom?