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Cloning of Dolly the Sheep


Genetic cloning is the process of taking genetic information from one living subject and creating identical copies of it, including genes, cells or organisms. There are three different types of artificial cloning: gene cloning, reproductive cloning and therapeutic cloning, of which reproductive cloning is widely opposed.

Steps involved in the cloning of Dolly the Sheep: Transplant a nucleus from a mammary gland cell of a Finn Dorsett sheep into the enucleated egg of a Scottish blackface ewe. The nucleus-egg combination is stimulated with electricity to fuse the two and to stimulate cell division. The egg fused with cell is developed into an embryo, which is then implanted into the womb of the black-faced sheep

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