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Cloning is the exact duplication of cells or entire plants or animals.  Twins are nature's clones and cancer cells could be thought of as clones - or cell lines.  But entire plants and animals are found in nature only through the combination of a male and female gamete cell and each is thus unique.  With cloning the resultant progeny is identical in genetic makeup with the sole parent.  Genetic engineering may seem like a very modern invention using only laboratory techniques.  But, in reality, mankind has selected plants and animals to breed based on traits.  This has resulted in modern agricultural products as well as animal husbandry methods.

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Modern genetic engineering techniques utilize naturally occurring enzymes which have nucleotide sequence recognition and clipping properties.  Techniques also include manipulation of the organelles of cells to transfer a nucleus or DNA into a target cell.  The new DNA then controls the development of the cell.

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Check out the questions that students, parents, teachers and life-long learners have sent into Dr. Pat regarding cloning and genetic engineering and the answers.  You'll find things like: can people be cloned?

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