Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Amazing happenings-First cloned dog

The nucleus of a skin cell taken from the ear of an adult male Afghan (left) was transferred into an egg cell of a yellow Labrador retriever (right). The altered egg was implanted in the Labrador. The resulting clone, Snuppy, (center) was delivered by caesarian section after 60 days.
Scientists say this type of cloning, known as somatic-cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), may be a way to preserve rare species.

Snuppy (right), the first successfully cloned dog, is shown at 67 days after birth with Tai, the three-year-old Afghan hound whose skin cells were used to clone him. South Korean scientists at Seoul National University performed the cloning procedure, and Snuppy was born on April 24, 2005.



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