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A change of ownership from one person or party to another.


1. To sell.

2. To deliver.

3. To change ownership between parties for any reason.


1. To record a change of ownership in a security on the issuer's books.
2. To deliver a security to the buyer's broker by the seller's broker.
Is it difficult to transfer my brokerage account to a different firm?

Transferring an account to another firm is relatively easy. The first step is to open an account at the new firm. Then sign an account transfer form, which will be provided by the new firm. A representative at the new firm should be able to provide assistance if you encounter any difficulties. The transfer should be completed within two weeks.

George Riles, First Vice President and Resident Manager, Merrill Lynch, Albany, GA


In a transfer, a 401(k) or IRA custodian or trustee moves the assets in your existing account directly to the custodian or trustee of your new account.

With a transfer, you don't risk failing to deposit the full amount of your withdrawal within the 60-day deadline for rollovers. And, in the case of a transfer from a 401(k) or similar retirement savings plan, nothing is withheld for income taxes.

In contrast, if you handle the rollover yourself, your employer must withhold 20% of the account value.

When securities are sent to a transfer agent for reregistration of the ownership name, this process is also known as a transfer.

Securities may be registered in the actual, or beneficial, owner's name, or in the name of a nominee, known as street name. Most stocks that are held by brokerage firms for their clients are registered in nominee name on the transfer agent's books.

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26) prohibits the creation of a human embryo clone by any means including somatic cell nuclear transfer and embryo splitting.
An exact genetic match between a recipient and stem cell could theoretically be induced by using somatic cell nuclear transfer to create histocompatible stem cells.
Primary cell cultures of miniature pig fibroblast cells for somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) were derived from fetuses on day 30 of gestation.
Bovine somatic cell nuclear transfer using recipient oocytes recovered by ovum pick-up: Effect of maternal lineage of oocyte donors".
Somatic cell nuclear transfer, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges, "involves removing the nucleus of an unfertilized egg cell, replacing it with the material from the nucleus of a 'somatic cell' (a skin, heart, or nerve cell, for example), and stimulating this cell to begin dividing.
For example, a bill to ban human cloning, which defined it only in terms of somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), would permit all other human cloning techniques.
The AMA came out in favor of using somatic cell nuclear transfer to develop stem cells for research purposes--after some concern about how the media reported its decision.
The NBAC report made the following policy recommendations: (1) to continue the moratorium initiated by President Clinton on the use of federal funding to "support any attempt to create a child by somatic cell nuclear transfer"; (2) to issue an immediate request to scientists and clinicians who do not receive federal funds, asking them to refrain from such attempts;(4) and (3) to enact federal legislation (with a sunset clause) prohibiting anyone from attempting to create a child through somatic cell nuclear transfer,(5) Two features of the report are crucial: the scope of its recommended prohibition, and the basis for it.
Another exciting possibility is that doctors, using somatic cell nuclear transfer, could create embryonic stem (ES) cells, the self-renewing precursors to blood, skin, heart, and nerve cells.
But earlier this year Congress was spurred into action after Chicago physicist Richard Seed said he would set up a lab to use somatic cell nuclear transfer, the cloning technique used to create Dolly the sheep, to clone human beings.
Technologies covered: Human embryonic stem cells (hES), somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS).
On the other hand, as highly-developed technology, development of human disease models using a transgenic approach that employs somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) has been eagerly anticipated.