Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Monkey cloning

Monkey cloning Wednesday, 20 June 2007 In a world first Shoukhart Mitalipov of the Oregon National Primate Research Centre in Beaverton, USA, have provided evidence that he successfully achieved somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) in a primate. Mitalipov talked of his latest potentially groundbreaking discovery: an efficient and reliable method for cloning primate embryos from adult cells, at an unscheduled talk at the end of Monday’s session of the 5th International Society for Stem Cell Research Meeting held in Cairns, Australia, this week. He managed to clone rhesus monkey embryos from adult cells and generate embryonic stem cells from them. Previously it has proved impossible to derive embryonic cells from cloned embryos in primates. Mitalipov made two batches of embryonic stem cells from 20 cloned embryos. Human cloning closer than ever before Cosmos Online - Tuesday, 19 June 2007 ......... ZenMaster

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1 comment:

ZenMaster said...

This work has now been published in Nature:

Producing primate embryonic stem cells by somatic cell nuclear transfer
J Byrne, D Pedersen, L Clepper, M Nelson, W Sanger, S Gokhale, D Wolf & S Mitalipov
Nature advance online publication 14 November 2007 | doi:10.1038/nature06357; Published online 14