RPSE Relgious Attitudes Towards Matters of Life (Medical Ethics)

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Stem Cell
Stem cells are different from other cells of the body in that they have the ability to differentiate into other cell/tissue types.This ability allows them to replace defective cells/tissues in patients who have certain diseases or defects.
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DNA
Deoxyribonuceic acid:Extremely long macromolecule-main component of chromosones+is material that transfers genetic characteristics in all life forms, constructed of 2 nucleotide strands coiled around each other in ladder-like arrangement.
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Human Genome Project
In 1990 scientist started a project to find out exactly what makes up the DNA of a human being.We are so complicated that this took 13 years to work out.
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Reproductive Cloning
When entire new clone is made as copy of orginal.Been done in animals with 1st full clone,Dolly, born 1996.Negative-clone born with tissue aged same as animal cloned from. Reduce life expect. Early health probs.Law against human reprod.cloning.
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Theraputic Cloning
Where parts of an animal or human are being cloned for medical purposes. This could be stem cells or body parts such as organs. Organs require blood supply+so in some cases animal-host to allow organ to grow. Hope can grow perfect organs match needs.
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Deoxyribonuceic acid:Extremely long macromolecule-main component of chromosones+is material that transfers genetic characteristics in all life forms, constructed of 2 nucleotide strands coiled around each other in ladder-like arrangement.

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Human Genome Project

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