Embrapa and the Brasilia Zoological Garden began scavenging and freezing blood, sperm and umbilical cord cells from roadkill and other wild animals that had died, mostly in the Cerrado savanna—an incredibly diverse collection of tropical forest and grassland ecosystems home to at least 10, plant species and more than species of birds and mammals, some of which live nowhere else in the world. Specimens were collected from the bush dog, collared anteater, bison and gray brocket deer, among other species.
Scientists have been effectively cloning animals since the early s, when a Chinese embryologist cloned an Asian carp. Below is a rundown of 20 animals that scientists have successfully cloned: A common carp, as-yet-uncloned An Asian carp was cloned successfully in ; ten years later, scientist Tong Dizhou also cloned a European crucian carp.
Dolly the Sheep Dolly saw the light of day in She lived until the age of six. The first cloned mammal, Dolly is considered to be a great success.
Later, several hundred other Dollies were cloned. She lived until the ripe old age of two years and seven months, a victory for her researchers. Noto and Kaga Cows These cows were cloned in and duplicated several thousand times.
Made in Japan, the cows pave the way for other clones engineered to produce better meat and milk. Mira the Goat Also cloned inMira and her sisters came from a US lab as predecessors for livestock engineered to contain pharmaceutical products beneficial for humans.
A Family of Pigs: Millie, Alexis, Christa, Dotcom, and Carrel Labs intend to modify pigs so that they can grow cells and organs that humans can use.
Millie and her sisters if you can call them that were cloned in by a US-based company. Ombretta the Mouflon The successful cloning of this endangered animal exemplifies how cloning can rescue a species from the brink of extinction.
Tetra the Rhesus Monkey The lab monkey world received its first clone in US-based Tetra is the first in a series of cloned monkeys that scientists could use as test subjects to learn more about diseases like diabetes. Noah the Gaur A gaur is an Asian wild ox whose numbers are dwindling.
Cloned inNoah only lived for two days before dying of dysentery. Copy Cat CC This cat, cloned inwas the starting gun for a pet-cloning process that may eventually become an industry.
Ralph the Rat Cloned inRalph eventually came out of the womb 15 separate times his clones, that is.
Idaho Gem Mules are sterile—unless you clone them, as proven by Idaho Gem, the pride of a American research team. Prometea the Horse An Italian team produced Prometea in They hoped to produce more Italian stallions, but their attempts failed.
Prometea birthed her own in Racehorses could come in the future. His ilk are some of the most abundant game in North America; still, scientists say clones could be used to research deer genes and produce better deer stock for hunters.
As importantly, they managed to clone a deer before anyone else could do it. Buffalo This cloned Murrah buffalo from India could eventually become a high-volume milk source. Snuppy the Dog South Korean scientists accomplished the notoriously challenging task of cloning a dog in Snuwolf and Snuwolffy Seoul National University SNU hit the canine cloning jackpot again with these two gray wolves as precursors for eventual conservation projects in In , when it became apparent that animal cloning may become a commercial venture to help improve the quality of herds, FDA requested livestock producers and researchers to keep food from.
Oct 26, · We spent some time on a clone farm to learn how genetic engineering works and why it is so controversial. Watch VICE . In , when it became apparent that animal cloning may become a commercial venture to help improve the quality of herds, FDA requested livestock producers and researchers to keep food from.
Ethics of Animal Cloning While most scientists consider the process of animal cloning as a major break through and see many beneficial possibilities in it, many people are uncomfortable with the idea, considering it to be 'against nature' and ethically damning, particularly in .
NIH institutes create online Omics Nursing Science & Education Network (ONSEN) NHGRI, NINR and NCI have created a new website, the Omics Nursing Science & Education Network (ONSEN).Omics is the field of research focused on genomics, metabolomics, proteomics and the microbiome.
Cloning endangered species is much easier, mainly because the surviving animals can donate healthy, living cells. In fact, several wild species have been cloned already, including two relatives of cattle called the guar and the banteng, mouflon sheep, deer, bison, and coyotes.