Reproductive and Therapeutic cloning for Humans

Regen Center Glossary

Cloning is the process of generating replicas of a particular cell or organism, or even a portion of DNA.

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Cloning a stemcell means to doctors are able to produce a population of cells from just one single cell.[1] The Cloning process produces unspecialized stem cells that are induced or differentiated to grow into various types of adult stem cells. These advances made through cloning embryonic stem cells have led to revolutionary new regenerative therapies and also to prevent mitochondrial diseases from being passed from mother to child.[2] The development of cloning technology in Thailand has led to new methods of medicine delivery and is improving our understanding of human development and genetics.[3]


There is a lot of ethical debate over whether or not therapeutic cloning should be used. Cloning process is reproduced in vitro through asexually Cloning. This process refers to creating copies of DNA fragments and is also called molecular cloning ), cells (cell cloning), or organisms.

Organism cloning or “reproductive cloning” refers to the process of creating a new multicellular organism that is 100% genetically identical to each other. There are also many potential dangers in cloning human cells. Many scientists believe that human cloning is only about 10 or 15 years away still because the process is far more difficult than cloning a sheep. Human reproductive cloning is Banned in most countries and also not allowed in Thailand.[4]

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Published Clinical Citations

  • [1] ^Imsoonthornruksa, Sumeth, Chanchao Lorthongpanich, Anawat Sangmalee, Kanokwan Srirattana, Chuti Laowtammathron, Wanchai Tunwattana, Wachiravit Somsa, Mariena Ketudat-Cairns, Takashi Nagai, and Rangsun Parnpai. 2011. The effects of manipulation medium, culture system and recipient cytoplast on in vitro development of intraspecies and intergeneric felid embryos. The Journal of reproduction and development, no. 3 (February 14).

  • [2] ^ Imsoonthornruksa, Sumeth, Kanokwan Srirattana, Wanwisa Phewsoi, Wanchai Tunwattana, Rangsun Parnpai, and Mariena Ketudat-Cairns. 2012. Segregation of donor cell mitochondrial DNA in gaur-bovine interspecies somatic cell nuclear transfer embryos, fetuses and an offspring. Mitochondrion, no. 5 (July 21). doi:10.1016/j.mito.2012.07.108.

  • [3] ^ Liu, J, Y Wang, J Su, Y Luo, F Quan, and Y Zhang. 2013. Nuclear donor cell lines considerably influence cloning efficiency and the incidence of large offspring syndrome in bovine somatic cell nuclear transfer. Reproduction in domestic animals = Zuchthygiene, no. 4 (January 16). doi:10.1111/rda.12140.

  • [4] ^ Imsoonthornruksa, Sumeth, Anawat Sangmalee, Kanokwan Srirattana, Rangsun Parnpai, and Mariena Ketudat-Cairns. 2012. Development of intergeneric and intrageneric somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) cat embryos and the determination of telomere length in cloned offspring. Cellular reprogramming, no. 1 (January 4). doi:10.1089/cell.2011.0054.