HOW IT’S DONE
? THE SCIENCE OF CLONING WITH ? DR ADAM RUTHERFORD OF RADIO 4’S INSIDE SCIENCE
WEOFTEN read about cloning in the media, but how does this revolutionary gene-splicing technology actually work? How exactly will DNA be extracted from Marc Bolan’s trousers and introduced into an ordinary chicken’s egg? Here’s a step-by-step layman’s guide to this fascinating process.
1 The and scientist decides how searches much for he’s a pair prepared of Marc to Bolan’s pay for trousers them. on eBay
2 He placing waits his until maximum the very bid. last few seconds of the auction, before
3 Success! He waits for the page to refresh before clicking the Pay Now button that takes him straight to the PayPal log-in page.
4 The scientist shouts his wife and asks her if she can remember the PayPal password.
5 Once the payment has gone through, the loon pants are posted out to the scientist.
6 Back in the lab, he extracts the DNA from them, injects it into a chicken egg and sits back to wait for Marc Bolan to hatch.