25 January 2000
Japanese clone a cloned cow
JAPANESE scientists have successfully bred two generations of cloned cows – the first time a large animal has been recloned.
Until Sunday, only mice had successfully been recloned.
The latest calf was born on Sunday. The birth forms part of a project to study the life expectancy and ageing of cloned animals.
The study also hopes to produce better-quality beef.
Cloned beef is already on sale in Japanese supermarkets, although a government admission last April that had allowed it to be sold unmarked for two years sparked a nationwide boycott.
- Calf death raises spectre of cloning dangers, FWi, 30 April, 1999
- Dam of Japanese cloned calves dies, FWi, 07 July, 1998
- Japanese claim cloning first, FWi, 06 July, 1998
- Daily Mail 25/01/2000 page 34,
- The Independent 25/01/2000 page 15 (In Brief)
- The Herald 25/01/2000 page 11 (In Brief)