Japanese clone a cloned cow

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.

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