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Cloning Genetics

First Deer Cloned by Researchers at Texas A&M

14 years, 8 months ago

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Posted on Jan 10, 2004, 4 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Texas A&M University has confirmed that they have produced what it thought to be the World's first cloned deer. The fawn, named Dewey, was born to a surrogate mother in May 2003. Tests have shown that it is a genetic duplicate, or clone, of a male white-tailed deer from southern Texas. The deer appears healthy and is developing normally, according to study leader Dr Mark Westhusin.

Texas A&M University has confirmed that they have produced what it thought to be the World's first cloned deer. The fawn, named Dewey, was born to a surrogate mother in May 2003. Tests have shown that it is a genetic duplicate, or clone, of a male white-tailed deer from southern Texas. The deer appears healthy and is developing normally, according to study leader Dr Mark Westhusin. Texas A&M claims to be the first academic institution to have cloned five different species - cattle, goats, pigs, a cat, and now a deer.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by www.reutershealth.com on the 22nd December 2003.

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