Cellular Cloning Info

The recent developments in the field of bio engineering have opened doors for the humanity in ways that people have never envisaged. Bioengineering plays nowadays a very important role in different aspects of people’s lives, even if they may not realize it. In particular when it comes to cloning, something that cannot be achieved without the current progress in this field, people tend to get quite controversial. Yet, genetic cloning can be a step forward in protecting life, no matter in what form. Here one can read more about cellular cloning, what it is and how it is a beneficial development in bio engineering.

Cellular cloning is a term used to describe the process of deriving a number or a population of cells from one single cell. When it comes to unicellular cloning, the process tends to be quite straightforward and simple and it mainly requires the inoculation of the medium. Most commonly unicellular cloning is performed mainly in bacteria and yeast although it is a procedure that can be performed in any type of unicellular organism. On the other hand, when it comes to multi-cellular organisms the process can be more complicated as these cells are unable to grow in a standard medium.

Cellular cloning is performed by using cloning rings, also referred to as cylinders when cloning distinct lineages of cell lines. There are of course multiple techniques that can be used in the process of cellular cloning and cellular cloning can also be done for various reasons. One of these reasons is cultivating stem cells, which are known to be very efficient in several medical therapies. Somatic cell nuclear transfer or SCNT has the aim of producing embryos for use in stem cell research, a process that is referred to as research cloning and which is not to be confused with human cloning since the purpose is to harvest stem cells and not to clone humans.