therapeutic cloning

noun

the permitted creation of cloned human tissues for surgical transplant

Nearby words

  1. theotokos,
  2. thera,
  3. theralite,
  4. therapeutic,
  5. therapeutic abortion,
  6. therapeutic crisis,
  7. therapeutic index,
  8. therapeutic ratio,
  9. therapeutic virus,
  10. therapeutics

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Science definitions for therapeutic cloning

therapeutic cloning

[ thĕr′ə-pyōōtĭk ]

The production of embryonic stem cells for use in replacing or repairing damaged tissues or organs, achieved by transferring a diploid nucleus from a body cell into an egg whose nucleus has been removed. The stem cells are harvested from the blastocyst that develops from the egg, which, if implanted into a uterus, could produce a clone of the nucleus donor.
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Culture definitions for therapeutic cloning

therapeutic cloning

A type of cloning with the goal of harvesting embryonic stem cells from the resulting blastula to grow tissues and other biological products with therapeutic value. (See clone; compare reproductive cloning.)

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