DEVELOPING: Chinese Scientists Successfully Clone Monkeys

For the first time ever, scientists in China have been able to successfully clone primates using the same technique that was used to clone Dolly the sheep in 1996.

Scientists in Shanghai created two identical long-tailed macaques. While these are not the first primates cloned, a rhesus monkey was cloned in 1999, they are the first using this specific method. This method is much more complex and can lead to a larger number of offspring.

79 embryos were implanted into 21 female monkey surrogates. This resulted in six pregnancies and the birth of the two monkeys. (source) 3:11 p.m. ET January 24, 2018

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