Cloning

Cloning

Update: 2024-05-282
Share

Description

It may seem like cloning really only shows up regularly in science fiction, but it turns out, it's been a sneaky, significant real-world process for a super long time! In this episode we learn about cloning found in nature, labs, and...this very podcast??

SciShow Tangents is on YouTube! Go to www.youtube.com/scishowtangents to check out this episode with the added bonus of seeing our faces! 

Head to www.patreon.com/SciShowTangents to find out how you can help support SciShow Tangents, and see all the cool perks you’ll get in return, like bonus episodes and a monthly newsletter! A big thank you to Patreon subscribers Garth Riley and Glenn Trewitt for helping to make the show possible!

And go to https://store.dftba.com/collections/scishow-tangents to buy some great Tangents merch!

Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! 

[Truth or Fail]

Crayfish that’s been cloning itself might help us study prion diseases

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/05/science/mutant-crayfish-clones-europe.html

https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/904708

Scientists envision a new insect repellant while cloning hemlock trees

https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/801445

Athlete’s foot fungus rejects sex for cloning

https://today.duke.edu/2018/02/toenail-fungus-gives-sex-infect-human-hosts

https://academic.oup.com/genetics/article/208/4/1657/6084243

https://gizmodo.com/the-fungi-that-cause-athletes-foot-have-given-up-on-sex-1823265768

[Trivia Question]

First cloned cat, which was named Copy Cat

https://vetmed.tamu.edu/news/press-releases/texas-am-says-goodbye-to-cc-worlds-first-cloned-cat/

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/08/813384347/remembering-cc-the-cloned-cat

[Fact Off]

Electric ant queens and males sexually reproduce but actually like two different clonal species

A 34-member “twin study” with Amazon molly fish clones

https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/1009151

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-023-43069-6

https://phys.org/news/2021-02-defeating-enemy-evolution-clone-fish.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4919929/

https://www.nasa.gov/humans-in-space/twins-study/about/

[Ask the Science Couch]

Cross-species cloning and back-breeding as de-extinction strategies

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK223960/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4157387/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC521203/

https://lsspjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/2195-7819-10-3

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/article/species-revival-bringing-back-extinct-animals

https://www.fws.gov/press-release/2021-02/genetic-research-boosts-black-footed-ferret-conservation-efforts

[Butt One More Thing]

Portuguese man o’ war is a colony of zooid clones, including gastrozooids for digesting (and maybe pooping)

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-51842-1

https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/portuguese-man-o-war.html

Comments 
loading
In Channel
Sweat

Sweat

2024-07-2352:48

Cicadas

Cicadas

2024-07-0950:40

Cloning

Cloning

2024-05-2852:25

Glue

Glue

2024-05-1449:43

Machine Learning

Machine Learning

2024-04-3051:32

Turtles

Turtles

2024-04-1652:42

Textiles

Textiles

2024-04-0249:55

Feathers

Feathers

2024-03-1948:41

Garbage

Garbage

2024-03-0549:24

Hormones

Hormones

2024-02-2047:48

Cheese

Cheese

2024-02-0655:44

Darkness

Darkness

2024-01-2349:34

Refrigeration

Refrigeration

2024-01-0950:30

Quiet

Quiet

2023-12-2647:13

loading
00:00
00:00
1.0x

0.5x

0.8x

1.0x

1.25x

1.5x

2.0x

3.0x

Sleep Timer

Off

End of Episode

5 Minutes

10 Minutes

15 Minutes

30 Minutes

45 Minutes

60 Minutes

120 Minutes

Cloning

Cloning

Deboki Chakravarti, Seth Gliksman, Joseph 'Tuna' Metesh, Ceri Riley, Nicole Sweeney, Sam Schultz, Hank Green, Julia “Buzz” Bezio, Eve Schmidt, Jess Stempert