Cattle Cloning – From an Embryo Perspective

Posted by on Monday, October 9th, 2017 in General

Hello there, my name is Emoo, and I am a cloned Holstein cow embryo.  I understand that you have heard from Emery, the dog embryo, Embilly, the goat embryo and Emeow, the cat embryo. They are all distant cousins of mine. I would like to clarify that I am definitely the biggest, and certainly the best looking of the family herd. They probably regaled you with fascinating stories of their infancy, but I am here to tell you my story… no bull.

My childhood was spent at the local pool with other bovine oocytes (eggs).  We were all unfertile at that time, but happy in our little petri dish world.  At the appropriate time, the best and the brightest of us were chosen to go to SCNT (Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer) school at ViaGen University.  This of course, included me because I just knew I was destined for greatness from an early age.

At SCNT school, I was reconstructed into a very attractive young embryo.  With my new look and digs, I thrived. I developed into quite the looker and was specifically chosen for a special trip.  This trip took me out of my comfortable incubator and into a brave new world, where I was transferred into the womb of a recipient cow.  I really liked it there.  So much so that I decided to stay for some time.  I really didn’t want to leave that warm, cozy environment but felt compelled to do so after 9 months of loafing around.  So one day, on a whim, I left the confines of the womb, and I was born.  Had I known that day would become my birthday, and I would get presents, I would have probably done it a lot sooner.

I don’t mean to brag, but my birthday was very special.  There were really nice ViaGen people there to welcome me to my party, dry me off and give me this fascinating warm liquid, called milk.  Now that, is some good stuff.  It makes you feel good all over. And apparently it is also good for me since they keep bringing it three times a day.  They made a super big fuss because they knew I was going to be a girl (aren’t all girls special?) and apparently I have some genes, or maybe its jeans, that are quite unique.  I have not really seen them so I don’t know what they look like, but I hear them say they are very high….like “best in the world” high.  Top 1% GTPI (genomic total performance index) in the world they say.  Well I don’t know about those fancy words, but I could have told them I was special. I just knew I was destined for greatness from the time I was a little oocyte.

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By: Diane

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