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Cloning

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
The issue of cloning and its biological and ethical aspects have been a widely disputed and contradictory question. Find out more about this innovative process, its pros and cons.

Question 1:


The term "clone", originally used in botany before it entered molecular genetics, means what in Greek?
Root
Twig
Copy
Twin

Question 2:


Cloning, the process of creating an identical copy of an organism, is only attainable by artificial means.
False
True

Question 3:


Which of the following statements about the process of cloning is not true?
Cloning produces a completely identical copy of an organism.
Scientists use more than one method for cloning.
Cloning could be theoretically used to bring extinct species back to life
Cloning can be used therapeutically, to create replacement organs or tissue.

Question 4:


How many unsuccessful attempts did it take to finally create Dolly, the first successfully cloned mammal?
76
19
154
276

Question 5:


Prometea, an example of successfully cloned mammal, was what type of animal?
Rabbit
Cat
Pig
Horse

Question 6:


The first successful experiment in which a cloned animal embryo reached an adult state, was carried out in what year?
1973
1907
1926
1952

Question 7:


Substance vital for treating what hereditary blood defect that occurs almost exclusively in males, has been produced by cloning?
Hemophilia
Anemia
Thalassemia
Hemoglobinopaties

Question 8:


What prevents scientists from fulfilling one of science fiction writers' dreams - to clone a dinosaur?
Lack of live dinosaur tissue
The lack of knowledge about their embryonal development
The difference in environmental conditions now and then
The need for a mother from a closely related species

Question 9:


Cloning and the boundless possibilities it offers is a challenging topic for scriptwriters' imagination. All but one of these science fiction movies involve cloning in their plots.
"Jurassic Park"
"The Green Mile"
"The House of the Scorpion"
"The 6th Day"

Question 10:


Which of these can be defined as a clone's biological mother and father?
The egg cell donor and the surrogate mother
The egg cell donor and the surrogate mother
The genetic material donor and the egg cell donor
None of these

 


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