Cloning of Frozen Dead Mice
Since 1997 when Dolly Sheep was produced, the cloning technology was declared a breakthrough in science and the definition of the word has been changing especially with regard to science and ethics. Cloning can be described as genetic reproductive technique that results to exact genetic copy of another. This means that is a reproduction technique that will result to creation of a species that has the same DNA.
Cloning is however implemented using different techniques and the technology is still in its development states. Since then many animal had been successfully cloned including sheep, pigs, cattle, mice, dogs, and others and the medical field has been working to use cloning technology in human medicine. Our interest in this paper will focus on a recent experiment in which Scientists in the Center for Developmental Biology in Japan’s RIKEN Research Institutes clone frozen mice whose DNA had been damaged. The success of this cloning has raised hopes that the same technique could be used to clone mammoth and other extinct creatures. Let us explore how this can be carried out using the same technique.