Law and Cloning — The State as Regulator of Gene Function

  • Seymour Lederberg


Cloning is the asexual reproduction of cells from a single parent so that the genetic constitution of the progeny cells is the same as that of the parent cell. The process is widespread throughout the microbial and plant world, lower animals, and in the natural growth and regeneration of the tissues of adult higher animals. We, ourselves, are the clones derived from a parental zygote, the formation of the latter being the only sexual step in going from two germ cells to the one zygote cell to the 1014 cells that we are.


Supra Note Asexual Reproduction Artificial Insemination Infertile Couple Human Ovum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seymour Lederberg
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  1. 1.Division of Biological and Medical SciencesBrown UniversityRhode IslandUSA

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