Gene cloning occurs when a specific gene from a strand of DNA has been extracted and copied from an organism. Nearly any tissue source can be used for cloning, as long as there is not widespread degradation. DNA can also be extracted from RNA using a process called reverse transcription.Continue Reading
Genes are made from DNA and contain the basic building blocks of heredity. When a gene is cloned, an exact replica is produced. The process requires a variety of biotechnical techniques.
A basic explanation of the process of cloning a gene: