Genetic Manipulation Of Telomere Lengths Of Donor Nuclei

One approach that has been applied recently to cloning in animals is to try to manipulate genetically the donor cell genome so that it becomes more efficient for SCNT. Cui et al. (2003) performed SCNT with telomerase-immortalized cells. The nuclei from these cells supported significant development, but were unable to support term development. It is thus not clear whether such genetic manipulation of telomerase expression confers sufficient advantage to offset the risk associated with mutagenesis of the genome.

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