biological research

Definitions of biological research
  1. noun
    scientific research conducted by biologists
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    a general term for the research activity that creates a copy of some biological entity (a gene or organism or cell)
    SCNT, nuclear transplantation, somatic cell nuclear transfer, somatic cell nuclear transplantation
    moving a cell nucleus and its genetic material from one cell to another
    stem-cell research
    research on stem cells and their use in medicine
    reproductive cloning
    making a full living copy of an organism; requires a surrogate mother
    biomedical cloning, therapeutic cloning
    nuclear transplantation of a patient's own cells to make an oocyte from which immune-compatible cells (especially stem cells) can be derived for transplant
    embryonic stem-cell research
    biological research on stem cells derived from embryos and on their use in medicine
    type of:
    research project, scientific research
    research into questions posed by scientific theories and hypotheses
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