Posted by on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 in Cloning

Dolly the sheep was the first animal to be cloned from an adult cell, and like many firsts, she came to stand in for all of her kind. So when scientists suspected she had short telomeres—stretches of DNA that normally shorten with age—people wondered if it was because she was cloned from an adult cell. […]

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Posted by on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 in Cloning

THURSDAY, Nov. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Dolly the sheep did not have early onset osteoarthritis after all, according to new research. Experts at the University of Glasgow and the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom said their findings dispel original concerns about the nature and extent of osteoarthritis in Dolly, the first animal […]

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Posted by on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 in General

There once was a piglet named Champ, A barrow that was quite a Hamp. Show after show, He won more than you know, And oh how he made quite a stamp.   So his owners desired a boar, To strengthen their herd up some more. A cell line will be, Used for SCNT, To make […]

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Posted by on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 in General

Over the years there have been critics that claim cloned animals do not contribute to genetic diversity. Let me invite you into our world, where cloned animals do contribute to the gene pool in meaningful and unique ways. Let’s start with the basics. Cloning, is simply making an identical twin, that is born at a […]

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Posted by on Monday, November 20th, 2017 in General

Today, you may hear the term Gene Editing in daily conversation.  There are many applications for Gene Editing including targeted gene modification, gene therapy and eradicating diseases. What is Gene Editing in layman’s terms? Genome editing, or genome editing with engineered nucleases (GEEN) is a type of genetic engineering in which DNA is inserted, deleted […]

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