What is DNA cloning?

Updated: Jan 3


When scientists talk about "cloning", we're usually not talking about Dolly the sheep or Barbara Streisand's dogs. We clone a piece of DNA, often a gene, in order to study it. Learn how this technique is used in everyday science.

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