34-14-26 Definition of terms.
Definition of terms.
Terms used in §§ 34-14-26 to 34-14-28, inclusive, mean:
"Human cloning," human asexual reproduction accomplished by introducing the nuclear
material of a human somatic cell into a fertilized or unfertilized oocyte whose nucleus has
been removed or inactivated to produce a living organism, at any stage of development,
with a human or predominantly human genetic constitution;
"Human somatic cell," a diploid cell, having a complete set of chromosomes, obtained or
derived from a living or deceased human body at any stage of development;
"Nuclear transplantation," transferring the nucleus of a human somatic cell into an oocyte
from which the nucleus or all chromosomes have been or will be removed or rendered
"Nucleus," the cell structure that houses the chromosomes, and thus the genes;
"Oocyte," the female germ cell, the egg.
SL 2004, ch 227, § 1.