The use of somatic cell nuclear transfer to produce embryonic stem cells suitable for differentiation into tissues that are a perfect match to treat disease in the person who provided the cell nucleus used. Ethically controversial.
Medical and scientific applications of cloning technology that do not result in the production of genetically identical fetuses or babies. For more information see Therapeutic cloning for tissue repair (Australian Academy of Science).
nuclear transplantation of a patient's own cells to make an oocyte from which immune-compatible cells (especially stem cells) can be derived for transplant