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Normal-looking clones may be genetically abnormal

 
  July, 12 2001 3:08
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New study shows normal-looking clones may be abnormal

Scientists have found the first evidence to show that even seemingly normal-looking clones may harbor serious abnormalities affecting gene expression that may not manifest themselves as outward characteristics. The findings, reported in the July 6 issue of Science by researchers at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and University of Hawaii, confirm the previous suspicion that reproductive cloning is not only inefficient, but may actually be unsafe.

Contact:
Nadia Halim
halim@wi.mit.edu
617-258-9183
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research


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