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World’s First Handmade Cloned Transgenic Sheep Born in China

April 19, 2012 1 comment

 
April 19, 2012 10:10 AM EDT
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World’s first handmade cloned transgenic sheep born in China(Photo: Flickr.com/Diva Sian)
 

Chinese scientists from BGI, the world’s largest genomics organization, together with the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and Shihezi University, Xinjiang province, made a significant breakthrough in animal cloning. The world’s first transgenic sheep produced with a simplified technique, handmade cloning, was successfully born at 12:16pm, March 26, 2012, in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. The project was also supported by the Animal Science Academy of Xinjiang.

Read more : http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/2752/20120419/worlds-first-handmade-cloned-transgenic-sheep-born.htm