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Scientists Clone Endangered Ferrets
Scientists Clone
Endangered Ferrets

Scientists Clone Endangered Ferrets

2 more black-footed ferrets born, with hopes of breeding them

(Newser) - Two more black-footed ferrets have been cloned from the genes used for the first clone of an endangered species in the US, bringing to three the number of slinky predators genetically identical to one of the last such animals found in the wild, the US Fish and Wildlife Service said...

'Dolly the Sheep' Scientist Is Dead at 79
'Dolly the Sheep'
Scientist Is Dead at 79

'Dolly the Sheep' Scientist Is Dead at 79

Scotland's Ian Wilmut set off a global discussion on the ethics of cloning

(Newser) - Ian Wilmut, the cloning pioneer whose work was critical to the creation of Dolly the sheep in 1996, has died at age 79. The University of Edinburgh in Scotland said Wilmut died Sunday of Parkinson's disease, per the AP . Wilmut ignited a global discussion about the ethics of cloning...

Some Good News for Black-Footed Ferrets
Cloned Ferret Marks
a First in the US

Cloned Ferret Marks a First in the US

Scientists are seeking to add more genetic diversity in the population

(Newser) - A black-footed ferret that died more than 30 years ago has been resurrected—in a way. Scientists used cells from a ferret named Willa, which died in 1988, to create a clone, NBC reports, marking a first for an endangered animal native to the US. Black-footed ferrets—the only ferret...

Only 2 Northern White Rhinos Are Left. Unless This Works

7 eggs were fertilized Sunday, taken from the last living females

(Newser) - Silvia Colleoni's hand holding a syringe was trembling as she injected liquid into a micro pipette to facilitate the aspiration of sperm from one of the last then-living male northern white rhinos on Earth. Her nervousness in the Avantea laboratory in northern Italy on Sunday was understandable. Whether the...

Streisand's Dogs Are Clones of Her Other Dog
Streisand Had Her
Dog Cloned, Twice

Streisand Had Her Dog Cloned, Twice

She harvested cells before first dog died

(Newser) - Two of Barbra Streisand's three dogs are clones, the iconic singer reveals in her new cover interview with Variety . Before Samantha, Streisand's Coton du Tulear, died at age 14 in 2017, Streisand had cells taken from the dog's mouth and stomach that were then used to clone...

22 Years After Dolly, Another Breakthrough in Cloning

Researchers clone primates for 1st time

(Newser) - For the first time, researchers have used the cloning method that produced Dolly the sheep to create two healthy monkeys, bringing science an important step closer to being able to do the same with humans, the AP reports. Since Dolly's birth in 1996, scientists have cloned nearly two dozen...

Diller, von Furstenberg Clone Their Dog (Twice)

Billionaire and his wife now have 2 puppy clones

(Newser) - Barry Diller loves his dog, Shannon, so much that he and wife Diane von Furstenberg cloned her—twice. The IAC chairman and the fashion designer likely paid as much as $100,000 for the cloning, Page Six reports, and a rep for Diller confirms they now have two new puppy...

5% of China's Beef to Come From Huge Cloning Factory

BoyaLife says it will produce 100K bovine embryos per year

(Newser) - Facing a serious meat shortage as its population continues to grow and industrialize, China is set to open the world's largest animal-cloning factory in the first half of 2016. But it's not just cloning and raising cattle for beef. Commercial genetics company BoyaLife , which is building the center...

Scientists Clone Mouse With One Drop of Blood

Peripheral blood cell has never been used before

(Newser) - You don't need a lot of mouse to make a clone. Researchers at the Riken BioResource Center have managed to clone a mouse using just one drop of normal, circulating blood, the BBC reports. The clone was healthy, lived a normal lifespan, and was able to reproduce. While mice...

Scientist Who Cloned Dolly Dead at 58

 Scientist Who 
 Cloned Dolly 
 Dead at 58 

Scientist Who Cloned Dolly Dead at 58

Keith Campbell's idea prompted first adult mammal cloning

(Newser) - A British cell biologist central to the cloning of the first adult mammal died at his home in England last Friday, aged 58. Keith Campbell and colleague Ian Wilmut announced their success with cloning Dolly the sheep in 1997, achieving what experts had believed impossible—and sparking a major ethical...

Russian, Korean Scientists Look to Revive Mammoth
Russian, Korean Scientists Look to Revive Mammoth
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Russian, Korean Scientists Look to Revive Mammoth

Hwang Woo-Suk, the man who faked human stem cell research, is involved

(Newser) - The woolly mammoth may be on the comeback trail, thanks to a deal signed today between prominent Russian and South Korean scientists to collaborate on efforts to clone the extinct prehistoric beast. Vasily Vasiliev, of the North-Eastern Federal University of the Sakha Republic, forged the pact with controversial cloning expert...

Polo Star Teams With Lab to Clone Best Horses

Cloning polo horses could be big business in sport where champs are castrated

(Newser) - One of Argentina's top polo players has formed an alliance with a US genetics lab to create clones of his top polo horses, a move that threatens to revolutionize the competitive "sport of kings," reports the Guardian . "Throughout the sport everybody's talking about what's...

Dolly the Sheep Lives on in Four New Clones

So far, 'the Dollies' appear healthier than their namesake

(Newser) - Dolly the cloned sheep died seven years ago, but she lives on in four new clones. “The Dollies,” exact genetic copies of their namesake, were cloned by the scientist behind the research that produced Dolly herself. “Dolly is alive and well. Genetically these are Dolly,” Keith...

World's First Cloned Wolf Dies
World's First
Cloned Wolf Dies

World's First Cloned Wolf Dies

Cause of death a mystery

(Newser) - One of  of the world's first two cloned wolves has died due to unknown causes, reports the Korea Times. Snuwolf, 4, was found dead at South Korea's national zoo. Her identical sister, Snuwolffy, remains healthy. "Snuwolf had been in good condition," said Prof. Shin Nam-sik, a leader of...

Scientists Breed Mice From Stem Cell Alternative

Researchers turn adult, not embryonic, skin cells into stem cells

(Newser) - Scientists in China have created mice using stem cells made from modified skin cells—hinting at an alternative to embryonic stem cells, the Washington Post reports. Separate teams used viruses to manipulate genes that caused mice skin cells to regress back into induced pluripotent stem cells—which, within a placenta...

Indian Scientists Clone Buffalo

First clone died soon after birth

(Newser) - The buffalo has now joined sheep, camels, and wolves among the ranks of the cloned, Discover reports. Scientists at India’s National Dairy Research Institute first cloned a buffalo in February, but it died soon after its birth. They’ve now cloned another: Garima, a 95-pound female. The ability to...

South Koreans Clone Beagles—and They Glow

(Newser) - South Korean scientists have cloned a group of four female beagles that glow red under ultraviolet light, the AP reports. The researchers inserted fluorescent genes during the cloning process, an achievement that could lead to advances in human medicine and science. “What’s significant in this work is not...

Cloning Brings Extinct Ibex Back to Life

Breakthrough may be used to save endangered species

(Newser) - Scientists have used frozen skin samples from a Spanish ibex to create the first clone of an extinct species, reports the Telegraph. The ibex, a wild mountain goat native to the Pyrenees, died out in 2000. Scientists were able to extract DNA from preserved cells and implant it in the...

Fido's Clone Just Ain't Fido
 Fido's Clone Just Ain't Fido 

Fido's Clone Just Ain't Fido

Doggie behavior, physical traits can differ

(Newser) - Lou Hawthorne's canine cloning business is well on its way—with clients paying upwards of $130,000 to duplicate their pets—but the copies of his own beloved family dog have hardly replaced her. Clones Mira and MissyToo vary in size and color, and Hawthorne's mother—keeper of the original...

Frozen Mice Cloned; This Guy Next?

Nuclear transfer technique revives genomes

(Newser) - Japanese scientists have succeeded in cloning mice frozen as long as 16 years, leading them to predict that the technique could be used to resurrect the likes of woolly mammoths. The researchers found that frozen brain cells worked best, though brain cells haven’t worked when cloning live mice, and...

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