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Move Over Dolly, South Korean Company Clones First British Dog
2014-04-09 10:29:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A South Korean company that charges about $100,000 US for animal cloning procedures has just cloned Britain’s first dog for free. The dog was copied from a 12-year-old pet dachshund named Winnie, owned by Rebecca Smith of London. Smith won a contest sponsored by Sooam Biotech, the company behind the cloning. The company is already known for creating more than 500 cloned dogs for owners all around the world, but Smith’s dog is...

Mouse Cloned Using Drop Of Blood
2013-06-27 13:15:28

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In one of the more popular science fiction novels of the 1990s and its Oscar-winning silver screen adaptation, the farfetched premise hinged on a newly discovered technique that allowed scientists to extract dinosaur DNA from blood thirsty mosquitoes trapped and fossilized in amber. But we all know the impossibility of cloning an organism from just a blood sample, right? Japanese scientists are urging us to think again. Scientific...

Brazilian Zoo Wants To Clone Animals To Preserve Endangered Species
2012-11-16 12:29:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After successfully cloning cows and horses, experts at the Brasilia Zoo in Brazil are hoping to begin the same process for several species of wild animals that are currently under threat. In collaboration with Brazil's Embrapa agriculture research agency, officials have selected eight animals as potential cloning candidates: the jaguar, the black lion tamarin monkey, the bison, the bush dog, the collared anteater, the gray...

2012-03-30 00:20:01

Study Finds Out that a Protein called TRIM28 Preserves 'Epigenetic Marks' on a Specific Set of Genes.Singapore, Mar 30, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - An international team led by scientists at A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) discovered that a protein called TRIM28, normally present in the mother's egg, is essential right after fertilisation[1] to preserve certain chemical modificationsor 'epigenetic marks' on a specific set of genes. This newly published study paves the way for more...

2012-03-29 22:13:18

1.            An international team led by scientists at A*STAR´s Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) discovered that a protein, called TRIM28, normally present in the mother´s egg, is essential right after fertilisation, to preserve certain chemical modifications or ℠epigenetic marks´ on a specific set of genes. This newly published study paves the way for more research to explore the role that epigenetics might play...

Dr. Hwang Now Claims He Has Cloned Coyotes
2011-10-17 13:47:42

A South Korean who fabricated research on human embryos now claims that he has cloned coyotes for the first time. Dr. Hwang Woo-suk claimed he had cloned human embryos in papers published in academic journals in 2004 and 2005. These claims made him a national hero temporarily and helped him gain government funds, but also inevitably send him to prison. Despite his false claims, Hwang has had success cloning animals and succeeded in cloning the first dog in 2005. Now Hwang says he...

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2011-08-25 11:29:04

  Embryologist Dr. Bill Ritchie has started to work on a new technique to clone rare Scottish wildcats, reports BBC News. Ritchie, who became famous for his involvement in cloning Dolly the sheep 15 years ago, said the project could help protect the species which is thought to have just 400 cats left in the wild. His research has received funding from Genecom, the commercial arm of the Moredun Research Institute and the Institute for Animal Health. Ritchie said in a...

2011-03-11 00:00:29

Northwest Animal Hospital and Pet Care Center in Colorado Springs has announced the release of their newly improved interactive and educational veterinary website. Colorado Springs, CO (Vocus/PRWEB) March 10, 2011 Northwest Animal Hospital and Pet Care Center in Colorado Springs has recently created a new website. The website, http://www.nwanimalhospital.com, is a tool for Dr. John H. Sudduth and his team at the vet to provide pet owners with information about the hospital's services,...


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