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How is test tube cloning accomplished?


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Answered 2015-07-16 18:19:47

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"Test Tube" babies are a product of a process in which an egg and a bunch of sperm are isolated in one tube (dish) and once the egg is fertilized, it's inserted back into the female to grow. This is sometimes done with multiple eggs to increase the chances of one surviving with the sometimes unexpected result of multiple child birth. The DNA make-up of the child(ren) will be a mix of both the male chromosomes from the sperm and the female chromosomes from the egg.

"Cloning" is much different... The current process widely used in cloning is to take an egg and remove the genetic material from within, basically leaving an empty egg. You then insert the genetic material from whatever you want to clone (person, pig, etc) and shock the egg into thinking it's been fertilized and start splitting like a normal embryo. The biggest difference here is, since the only DNA / chromosomes in the egg is from the donor cells, in theory, the baby should be pretty much identical to it's donor. Furthermore, a father (sperm) is not needed in this process.


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Yes - test tube babies are no big deal anymore, while so far there are laws in place to prevent human cloning development

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First, the term "test tube" is popular, but it is not the terminology used by scientists. They instead use the latin term 'in vitro' (literal definition: in glass; but modern definition more like 'outside the organism'; the opposite is 'in vivo'), In vitro fertilization is simply putting sperm and egg together outside the body (and it's generally done in a dish, not a test tube!). Cloning comes in two different forms: Reproductive Cloning and therapeutic cloning. Reproductive cloning is the making of copy of an organism. It can be done in different ways. A natural form of cloning is to simply split an early embryo into two. At very early stages - say when the embryo is only a couple dozen cells, splitting it in half will result in the development of two genetically identical individuals. When this happens in nature, we call the offspring 'identical twins'. Reproductive cloning can also be done by injecting the DNA from one organism into an embyronic stem cell of another, and then letting that cell divide and develop into an embryo and eventually an organism. Therapeutic cloning is a completely different thing - When scientists talk about cloning - they are almost always talking about therapeutic cloning. Therapeutic cloning is the making of a copy of a single gene, or at it's most advanced, the copying of an entire strand of DNA. This is not used to produce another organism, but rather, to make copies of genes that can be altered and then engineered back into an animals genome. For example, there might be a gene that confers a certain disease resistance, then can be cloned, and then spliced into the genome of a crop plant so that the plant is now disease-resistant. Test tube cloning is altering the embryo. Test tube fertilization is when they take a sperm and egg and join them outside of the body. Then after fertilization it is placed back into the mother.

test tube is classified in to various types namely hard test tube ,boiler test tube,20 ml test tube

The test tube was made in the test tube factory.

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the test tube put in the test tube rack so that we can observe the chemical subtance in the test tube

No. A test tube rack can usually accomodate more than one test tube, while a test tube holder might only accomodate a single tube.

A test tube baby refers to a child mixed in a test tube. This means putting fertilizing an ova in a test tube.

A test tube holder is used to hold a test tube when it is hot.testube holder is the tube that you test with a holder

The diameter of the test tube is 13mm and the depth of the test tube is 100mm.

No we do not need to, we just want to. Cloning technology holds the key to solving a lot of the world's problems that might not otherwise be fixable. If you want a cure in the near future for lots of diseases like Parkinsons, cancer, etc, then yes we really need to study cloning.

The test tube with the materials in it that stays the same to be compared to experimental test tube.

The test tube holder, usually a rack, holds the test tube up right and stops it rolling around. The test tube brush is used to clean out residues

another name for test tube is culture tube or sample tube

how can i use a test tube ?It simple by my coordinate and my knowledge to do this.You use a test tube to help you test different liquids

A test tube (or sample tube) has no errors.

A test tube rack is used in the storage of the test tube while a test tube holder is used to hold the test tube during a reaction.A test tube holder is like tongs and it is used to hold 1 test tube while it is being heated or moved, and a rack is a stand that you put test tubes in to hold them steady. A rack may hold up to 15 test tubes.

A test tube is a glass tube used in science class for containing substances, and for containing chemical reactions.

it vapourise from the test tube

With a test tube holder.

tilt the test tube slightly to the side, away from you

A test tube brush is a brush that cleans up your test tube when it is wet or messy.A test tube brush is used to easily clean the inside of a test tube.A test tube brush is a couple of wires spun together with bristles on one end in the shape of a test tube. They come in all different sizes and materials for all different size test tubes and uses.

It depends on what is inside the test tube. If the test tube is empty nothing will happen, if there is petrol in the test tube the petrol will ignite.

test tube is where u keep ur filled or unfilled test tube during experiment.

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