Nuclear Transfer and Cloning Preservation or Expansion of Proliferative Lifespan

Keith E. Latham

Cloning of animals by somatic cell nuclear transfer has provided the potential for undertaking therapeutic cloning to produce stem cells that can be used to treat human disease. This chapter considers limitations in the ability of the oocyte to restore replicative potential to adult somatic cell nuclei. Specifically, questions related to somatic mutation load and aneuploidy, mitochondrial replacement, and telomere restoration are considered. Additionally, the feasibility of therapeutic cloning in humans is addressed.

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