Cloning--a novel idea

matkisso at matkisso at
Thu Aug 24 16:03:24 EST 1995

> Human erythrocytes do not contain DNA, correct.  Other cells found 
> in blood do.

Point of curiosity:  Unless some rare circulating stem cell happened to be
present, wouldn't the B and T cell DNA in the blood belong to committed cells
whose antigen recognition repertoire has been determined?  Presuming you could
clone the whole individual human, is it reasonable to think the clone would be,
for all practical purposes, immunodeficient?

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