Test Your Knowledge


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  1. What is the most innovative aspect of somatic cell nuclear transfer?
    1. It creates the possibility to derive stem cells that are genetically identical to the cells of the donor of the nucleus.
    2. It creates the possibility to create stem cells that have genetic variations
    3. It creates the possibility to create stem cells that are genetically identical to its egg donors
    4. It provides the capacity to clone extinct animals

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  2. What is the major ethical concern about SCNT?
    1. SCNT is playing God
    2. SCNT involves the destruction of a human embryo when harvesting stem cells at Day 5/6
    3. It creates freaky animals
    4. None of the above

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  3. What are the main clinical objectives of SCNT?
    1. To study diseases by creating patient-specific stem cell line
    2. To clone various organisms for scientific research
    3. To replace damaged and impaired tissue in disorders
    4. Both 1 and 2

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  4. What does ‘Pharming’ mean?
    1. To clone organisms for manufacturing
    2. To genetically engineer mammals to produce expensive drugs inexpensively in their milk
    3. To produce stem cell lines to treat diseases
    4. To produce grains and vegetables that are healthier

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  5. Who cloned Dolly, the sheep?
    1. Ian Wilmut
    2. Andrew French
    3. Mark Hughes
    4. Dolly Parton

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  6. Where are telomeres located?
    1. In the center of the chromosomes
    2. At the end of all nuclear chromosomes
    3. In the DNA specific proteins
    4. Only in mitochondrial DNA

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  7. What factor(s) triggers tumors to become more aggressive?
    1. The rapid cell differentiation ability of the cell
    2. The mutated genetic material of the cell
    3. The telomeres that grow longer after each cell division
    4. All of the above

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  8. Who cloned Snuppy, the Afghan hound?
    1. Shinyi Yamanaka
    2. Hwang Woo-suk
    3. Hamid Karzai
    4. LeBron James

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  9. What are the disadvantages of reproductive cloning?
    1. It is expensive
    2. It is inefficient
    3. It is associated with serious medical risks
    4. All of the above

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