Manipulating the human embryo: cell cycle checkpoint controls

Cloning
J FulkaR M Moor

Abstract

Micromanipulation techniques are widely used in assisted human reproduction and it is logical to assume that successes with recent animal cloning will invariably raise the question of human cloning along with its related ethical problems. However, it is often overlooked that even in animals many complications are still associated with this technique. The purpose of our article is to highlight and discuss some of these problems in the context of the eventual use of nuclear and/or cytoplasmic transfer techniques in assisted human reproduction.

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Related Concepts

Cytoplasmic
Cell Cycle
Micromanipulation
Cell Cycle Checkpoints
Cytoplasm
Human Embryo
Manipulating Function
Embryonic Structures, Mammalian

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