UA PHL 223 - Assisted Reproduction, IVF, Humsn Cloning, Somatic Cell Gene Transfer (2 pages)

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Assisted Reproduction, IVF, Humsn Cloning, Somatic Cell Gene Transfer

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In lecture 8 we began the discussion of Assisted reproduction as well as Human Cloning, Somatic Cell Gene Transfer (SCGT) and In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)


Lecture number:
8
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Alabama
Course:
Phl 223 - Medical Ethics
Edition:
1

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PHL 223 Lecture 8 Outline of Current Lecture I Assisted Reproduction AR II In Vitro Fertilization IVF III Embryo Freezing IV Somatic Cell Gene Transfer Current Lecture Assisted Reproduction 7 of married couples can t conceive after 1 year o the time due to male plumbing Over 1 million American couples have used reproductive clinics o Couples spend 20 40 000 In Vitro Fertilization in glass fertilization latin Occurs outside of the body Almost all AR involves IVF 1978 First IVF baby NOT genetic manipulation Only 28 of IVF attempts result in a baby 3 million IVF babies worldwide 1981 first American IVF baby Higher rate of birth defects o Implanting multiple embryos When several embryos implant and the woman won t abort any problems result genetic defects premature babies all of them die and it s very expensive Embryo Freezing o Egg Transfer In 2005 a 66 year old woman gave birth in Romania These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Somatic Cell Gene Transfer Using IVF SCGT inject a cells nucleus into an egg Creates a twin of whoever donated the cell CLONING 3 most important facts about human cloning I II III A clone would be a baby just like any other baby There s no important difference between a clone and an identical twin You can t duplicate yourself Have humans ever been cloned o Yes but very briefly Motives for human cloning o Only chance at having a child



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