I am not an experienced biologist; I'm to be an inventor. Nevertheless, I am curious.
I have heard or read that it is possible to take the DNA from a dead organism and implement it to create a new organism of the exact same nature ("dead' cloning). I would like to know exactly how this would be feasible, for I have been laboring under the assumption that DNA is organic material, and if an organism is deceased, that material subsequently breaks down or decomposes or loses the ability to produce further. Is it indeed feasible to extract enough strands from a dead organism to institute a complete chain into a stem process creating a new copy? What type of change does DNA go through when its host organism dies?
Also, are there different types of stem cells for which a particular type of DNA must be paired (plant, animal, bacterial, reptilian, human, etc.)?
Answers to any of these questions would be valuable.
Edited by Phaeous, 18 July 2015 - 07:40 PM.