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Sheep cloned by nuclear transfer

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 16 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:658

A team at the Roslin Institute near Edinburgh has succeeded in cloning sheep using genetic material grown in a laboratory culture. The new technology could lead to farm animals being designed in the laboratory and reproduced in large batches.

So far five female lambs have been created with the new method. All carried identical genes despite being born to five different ewes. Two died within moments of …

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