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Korea pushes forward on cloning front

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7513.366-a (Published 11 August 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:366
  1. Jane Parry
  1. Hong Kong

    A team led by Hwang Woo-suk, professor of the college of veterinary medicine at Seoul National University, has successfully cloned a dog using somatic cell nuclear transfer. The Afghan hound puppy, named Snuppy, was born on 24 April and was one of only two live births from the 1095 eggs that were harvested. The second dog died as a result of aspiration pneumonia after 22 days.

    Professor Hwang's team collected 1500 eggs from 123 surrogates and transferred 1095 eggs back to the same dogs. The cloning process presented unique technical challenges because canine eggs are not …

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