Chinese scientists clone monkeys, break barrier to human cloning

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(Worthy News) - Chinese scientists have cloned monkeys using the same technique that produced Dolly the sheep two decades ago, breaking a technical barrier that could open the door to copying humans.

Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, two identical long-tailed macaques, were born eight and six weeks ago, making them the first primates -- the order of mammals that includes monkeys, apes and humans -- to be cloned from a non-embryonic cell.

It was achieved through a process called somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), which involves transferring the nucleus of a cell, which includes its DNA, into an egg which has had its nucleus removed. [ Source: NBC News (Read More...) ]

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3 thoughts on “Chinese scientists clone monkeys, break barrier to human cloning”

  1. There are NO rules in China. Their scientists have free reign to experiment on just about anything ..... as long as it has promise to give them dominance over the U.S. I saw a dog that was a strange mix of 4 breeds. I know their trying to breed a super-soldier with eagle eyesight. China appears to be a land of lawlessness ... hmm ... that doesn't sound too well when you think in terms of the book of Revelation.

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