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27 year old carcass produces successful Banteng clones

Using an animal that died in 1980, scientists have successfully produced two clone babies of a banteng. The success was in part due to the similarity with domestic cattle; cloning the thylacine (Tasmanian tiger) may be more difficult.

Full article at Hindustan Times

The "Frozen Zoo" project - which included the preservation of the 1980 bentang - was begun before scientists even knew whether cloning might work.

Photo of Banteng (unrelated to the cloning project) (Bos javanicus) from Wikipedia.

Banteng - Bos javanicus

Posted by: admin on 23rd Apr 2007 04:39 AM
Updated by: admin on 23rd Apr 2007 04:41 AM
Expires: 01st Jan 2012 12:00 AM

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