06 July 1998
Japanese claim cloning first
Japanese scientists said that two calves born yesterday in Japan were the first clones from an adult cow.
It comes two years after Dolly the sheep made history by becoming the first clone of an adult animal.
Toyokazu Morita, an official of the Ishikawa Prefectural Livestock Research Centre, said the new technique used could help breed better cattle strains with higher-quality beef or greater milk capacity.