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4 : 294-302), is misinformed about the biological equivalence between altered nuclear transfer (ANT) and cloning, and it fails to provide moral guidance on the ethics of ANT.
To the Editor: William Hurlbut and colleagues have offered what they take to be a definitive account of altered nuclear transfer (ANT) ("Seeking Consensus: A Clarification and Defense of Altered Nuclear Transfer," Sept-Oct 2006).
Working with mice, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a technique, called altered nuclear transfer, in which they cloned mice with genetically altered cells so that mouse embryos could make stem cells but could not develop into a mouse.
Somatic cell nuclear transfer has proven difficult enough; altered nuclear transfer, which inserts a defective nucleus into the egg cell, seems likely to be still harder.