Is It Possible To Create A Perfect Clone?

When people talk about cloning, they generally mean the biological variety, where two organisms start with identical DNA and grow separately from there. In physics, "cloning" refers to something much more exact: two things that share identical components in identical arrangements that are indistinguishable at the atomic level. Unfortunately for physicists, this is impossible. Find out why in the video below.

The No Cloning Theorem

You can't get an absolutely perfect clone, and here's why.

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How Many Times Can You Clone a Clone?

New technology just multiplied the number.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Every clone has a tiny genetic abnormality. Cloning clones increases the number of abnormalities. 00:18

  2. Scientists in Japan were able to clone 26 successive generations of mice from a single original. 00:43

  3. Using Histone Deacetelyase Inhibitor minimizes the genetic problems that occurs when cloning, allowing the scientists to make an larger number of clones. 01:23

How Cloning Happens Regularly In Nature

It's not all test tubes and lab coats.

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Written by Curiosity Staff December 30, 2016