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cloning: see cloneclone,
group of organisms, all of which are descended from a single individual through asexual reproduction, as in a pure cell culture of bacteria. Except for changes in the hereditary material that come about by mutation, all members of a clone are genetically identical.
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In a highly controversial move, the Human Genetics Advisory Commission and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority today call for the go-ahead to clone cells
from human embryos.
The Cell Xpress service is built around Cyntellect's proprietary LEAP (Laser Enabled Analysis and Processing) platform which enables a high-throughput process for in situ measurement of cell protein secretion on an individual cell basis, coupled with laser-based elimination of undesired cells to directly clone cells
with the highest protein secretion.
In May of this year, the UK opened the world's first stem cell bank, with the aim to store, characterise and clone cells
and distribute them as required to researchers around the world.