Stem Cells and Cloning Flashcards

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What is therapeutic cloning?

Therapeutic cloning involves creating a cloned embryo to produce embryonic stem cells, which can grow into an organ with the same DNA as the patient.

How can stem cells be used to treat conditions like diabetes and paralysis?

Stem cells can be injected into patients to form differentiated replacement cells that repair damaged tissue.

What are meristem cells used for in plants?

Meristem cells can be used to clone plants quickly and economically, preserving rare species and producing plants with special features like disease resistance.

Why might therapeutic cloning be considered ethically or religiously objectionable?

It involves creating and destroying human embryos, which many believe have moral status and rights from conception.

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