HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Most clones doomed from the start, according to Temple University embryologist

Until scientists can improve the early development of cloned embryos, cloning will remain marginally successful, according to research presented today at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Currently, only 1-5 percent of cloned embryos succeed, and many that do succeed are unhealthy.

Keith Latham, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Temple University School of Medicine, presented the research during the symposium, "Cloning Controversies: Ethics, Science and Society." Latham's presentation, "Somatic Cell-Like Features of Cloned Embryos," highlighted the differences that persist between a normal embryo and a cloned embryo and stand in the way of cloning success.

Contributing to the poor success is the inefficiency and slow rate of reprogramming. Reprogramming is the process whereby cloned embryo genes are turned off and normal embryo genes are turned on, allowing a cloned embryo to develop normally. For some reason, most cloned embryos are unable to make this transformation. Consequently, cloned embryos develop and behave as a hybrid somewhere between an embryo and the adult organism from which it has been cloned.

"Until we learn how to improve the reprogramming of cloned embryos and how to help them transition into a normal, healthy embryo, cloning will remain marginally successful," said Latham.

Latham's research portfolio is focused on reproduction and development at the molecular level. He is currently running four major research projects, all funded by the National Institutes of Health.


'"/>

Contact: Eryn Jelesiewicz
eryn.jelesiewicz@temple.edu
215-707-0730
Temple University
16-Feb-2004


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Advance warning of storms and cyclones with new technique
2. Texas A&M clones first cat
3. New study shows normal-looking clones may be abnormal
4. The silence of the clones: new link between DNA replication and silent chromosome architecture
5. Dyslexics not doomed to life of reading difficulties
6. Portrait of a doomed Sea
7. The future of HIV therapeutics is brightening, according to Gladstone Institutes Director
8. Mitochondria in spinal cords is ALS target according to UCSD medical researchers
9. Espionage may have driven the evolution of bee language according to UCSD-led study in Brazil
10. Chicken litter harbors agents that generate antibiotic multi-resistance, according to UGA study
11. Governing commons still a struggle, but fight not without hope, according to new report

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/27/2021)... ... March 25, 2021 , ... Phlexglobal announced ... Planet Group, has selected Phlexglobal and its innovative regulatory SaaS software, PhlexSubmission, as ... a comprehensive review of five regulatory software companies, with the review team including ...
(Date:3/27/2021)... ... 25, 2021 , ... The 2021 Virtual Conference on Clinical Trial Supply-Europe ... More and more, clinical trial supply conferences are featuring speakers and forums that ... Asymmetrex’s founder and CEO, James L. Sherley, M.D., Ph.D., presented a talk ...
(Date:3/23/2021)... ... March 23, 2021 , ... G-CON Manufacturing (G-CON), the ... by Matica Biotechnology (Matica Bio), a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) specializing ... the cleanroom build out for its new GMP production facility in College Station, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2021)... ... March 24, 2021 , ... ... Life Sciences and Healthcare firms of all sizes, adds depth to its team ... specialist. Pardillo, who earned his doctorate in computational chemistry from Florida International University ...
(Date:3/27/2021)... ... March 24, 2021 , ... ABI Wellness, ... and reporting approach designed under CEO Mark Watson, today announced a webinar dedicated ... featuring guest speakers Dr. Cameron Clark, Neuropsychologist and Founder of Sharp Thinking, and ...
(Date:3/27/2021)... ... ... The Xtalks editorial team is pleased to announce the launch of the ... joined by editorial team members Ayesha Rashid, Sydney Perelmutter and Mira Nabulsi to discuss ... including insights from industry experts. , The Xtalks Life Science podcast will feature ...
(Date:3/23/2021)... Conn. (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2021 , ... ... develops solutions for characterizing microbiome populations down to the strain level, recently unveiled ... applications. , Not all microbes are created equal: some are easy to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: