Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Moment Of Monkey Clone Zen...

To follow up on the scientific breakthrough reported on Monday:


monkey clone poster

monkey egg
Handout image shows an egg held by a pipette and on the opposite side, to the right, the sharp (enucleation) pipette is pointed towards the nucleus. U.S. researchers have cloned monkeys and used the resulting embryos to get valued embryonic stem cells, an important step towards being able to do the same thing in humans, they reported on Wednesday.


semos cloned monkey
Semos, the monkey whose skin cells were used for embryonic cloning research, is shown in an undated handout photo at the Oregon Health and Science University's Oregon National Primate Research Center in Hillsboro, Oregon.


monkey embryos cloned
Research scientist Shoukhrat Mitalipov stands outside the monkey enclosure following a news conference to discuss his team's work in using skin cells from monkeys to create cloned embryos, at the Oregon Health and Science University's Oregon National Primate Research Center in Hillsboro, Oregon November 14, 2007.



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