First monkey clones produced by same method as Dolly The Sheep have been created

Posted by The King Slayer 2019 years ago in News
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Two monkeys have followed in the hoof steps of Dolly the Sheep and become the world's first primates to be cloned from transferred DNA.

Identical long-tailed macaques Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua were born eight and six weeks ago at a laboratory in China.

But while the success marks a breakthrough in cloning research, it also raises major ethical questions.

The scientists wanted to create genetically uniform monkeys so they can be customised for ground-breaking research into human diseases.

But some could see it as a step too far towards the eventual creation of tailor-made humans.

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