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Bringing Back Baby Jason
To Clone or Not to Clone
This dilemma case, designed for use in an undergraduate genetics course, explores the basic genetic concepts underlying the cloning process as well as the ethical, medical, political, economic, and religious issues surrounding human cloning. While the case presents a fictitious scenario, it is based on the story of Charleston attorney and former state delegate Mark Hunt and his wife Tracey, who privately funded human cloning after the death of their infant son Andrew.
|Keywords:||Cloning; imprinting; enucleation; sexual reproduction; meiosis; mitosis; cell division; somatic cells; epigenetics; Mark Hunt|
|Topical Area:||Ethics, Social issues|
|Educational Level:||High school, Undergraduate lower division|
|Subject Headings:||Genetics / Heredity Cell Biology Molecular Biology Biotechnology Biology (General)|
|Copyright:||Copyright held by the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Please see our usage guidelines, which outline our policy concerning permissible reproduction of this work.|
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