Investigators say the researchers followed global guidelines for animal research set by the National Institutes of Health. If it proves to be reproducible, the technique could create large groups of monkeys with pre-engineered genetic backgrounds - ideal subjects for studying human diseases and testing new treatments. And while a number of additional mammals including horses, rabbits and dogs have been cloned since Dolly's days, what makes the inherent findings so significant is that up until this point, monkeys on the cloning block have exhibited resistance to the SCNT technique, researchers noted.
It was the first time scientists had been able to clone a mammal from an adult cell.
They're not the first primates ever to be cloned - that honour goes to Tetra, a rhesus monkey cloned in 1999 in OR using the embryo-splitting method.
SpaceX conducts Falcon Heavy static fire test
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"This study demonstrated that cloning of non-human primates is feasible by SCNT using fetal somatic cells, which could be efficiently modified by genetic editing and screening in vitro", the authors write. Under this, the scientists transfer the nucleus DNA of a cell, into an egg which has had its nucleus DNA removed.
Humans could be cloned by this technique, in principle, said Poo, though this team's focus was on cloning for medical research.
Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua are the first monkey clones created by somatic cell nuclear transfer. Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua were cloned using the same foetal fibroblasts, cells taken from the connective tissue of a macaque foetus.
Michigan State University scientists Jose Cibelli told the AP that it would be "criminal" to attempt cloning humans via the same method the monkeys were cloned because of how many pregnancies fail.
"Although it looks like that would be technically hard, those with enough financial resources and the ambition to be the first to create a cloned child are likely to try".
If monkeys are our closest animal relative and they've been successfully cloned, it's only natural to wonder whether we're next.
What will the clones be used for?
The Scottish Council on Human Bioethics warned the research "opens the door" to human cloning.
We are tempted to reason that the implication of this scientific success is that human cloning is now theoretically possible; one that might be perfected in few years to come.
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Gruden has prior history with Oakland, serving as the head coach for four seasons and compiling a 38-26 record over the span. Former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, however, was apparently eager to get back to coaching for the 2018 season.
For five of these cancers, the test, called CancerSEEK, would be the first-ever screening of its kind to become available. Papadopoulos said that they selected those eight cancers based on their frequency rate as a lot of them do not have any.
The government on Wednesday unveiled to the media, including NHK, a pre-fab immigration facility near its border with Bangladesh. It was not possible to independently verify the accounts as Myanmar has heavily restricted access to the area.
Mkhitaryan has been a marginal figure at United in recent months, with Jesse Lingard starting ahead of him behind Lukaku. Mino Raiola, the famed agent who represents both players, helped orchestrate the blockbuster transaction.
Even more annoying is the fact that the new design forces users to tap a preview of the next person's Story before it is shown. This merger would permit users to share their stories on the applications like Twitter and Facebook .
The metro will see snow showers move in by daybreak Monday morning and cause slippery conditions for your morning commute. Snow will continue all day Sunday with snow totals on the warning map below taking most of the day to accumulate.
At least one Republican dissenter indicated on Sunday that he would support the bill. "We've been at this for 50 years", he said. United States senators are attempting to agree on a bill to fund the government , which is in its second day of shutdown .
Marin Cilic of Croatia celebrates winning match point in his fourth round match against Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain. I started later than usual so a match like this probably helps because you know that helps confidence in myself.
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Hugh Masekela, South African Jazz Musician, Dies at 78
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Candice Bergen to play Murphy Brown again on TV
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Rush hour commuters injured as Sydney train crashes into buffers
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15-year-old girl shot at Texas high school
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