Cloning

  • Japanese scientists have successfully cloned mice from freeze-dried adult cells, which can be stored easily for long periods of time. The cloned mice were later able to have their own offspring, potentially aiding conservation of endangered species.
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    New research out of China has confirmed the birth of five-gene-edited monkey clones. Two recently published papers describe how a CRISPR-gene edited long-tailed macaque has been successfully cloned demonstrating the first time in the world a gene-edited monkey has been effectively cloned.
  • A new study from the German Cancer Research Center has revealed that the entire species of Marmorkrebs originate from a single mother crayfish, in a clonal reproduction that may help shed new light on processes in tumor development.
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    Since Dolly the sheep was cloned in 1996, scientists have used the same technique to clone mice, cows, and even dogs, but the process proved unsuccessful in primates - until now. A team of Chinese scientists has just announced the successful birth of two genetically identical long-tailed macaques.
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    If science fiction stories are to be believed, clones are never perfect copies of the original and things quickly get weird and messy when you start to clone a clone. In a new study, a team has made several clones of Snuppy, the world’s first cloned dog, and so far the results are pretty positive.
  • With various “de-extinction” projects in the works right now, researchers have published a paper analyzing the ecological benefits, risks and responsibilities of reintroducing once-extinct species into modern ecosystems.
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    Twenty years ago, the famous Dolly the sheep, the first large mammal successfully cloned from an adult cell, was born. Now four of her cloned​ offspring (twin sisters?) are providing science with a better understanding of the cloning process and showing that clones can live to a healthy old age.
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    Dutch artist Diemut Strebe has created a living replica of Vincent Van Gogh's ear, using DNA from one of his descendants. With a lifespan of 80 years or more, the ear could live as long as a person, according to the artist.
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    Scientists working on the “de-extinction” Lazarus Project have successfully revived and reactivated the genome of an extinct Australian frog called the gastric-brooding frog.
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    Dr. Teruhiko Wakayama of the RIKEN Institute in Japan has succeeded in creating 25 generations of clones of a single mouse, leading to a total of 581 genetically identical mice.
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    Chinese scientists have created a herd of 300 transgenic dairy cattle, all of which have been genetically modified to produce human breast milk.
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    The last known mammoth lived around 4500 years ago, but if scientists in Japan are successful then we might be able to meet one; research to resurrect these awesome creatures has begun again in earnest following a new scientific breakthrough..
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