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Endangered Clone Born Of Cow


The Javan banteng is very endangered; fewer than five thousand banteng are believed to be alive today. But things may be looking up, as researchers have managed to produce a banteng clone by implanting the embryo in an Iowa beef cow.

Update: the young banteng's sibling has been put down to prevent its suffering. The young clone was very oversized and unhealthy, a sad and common side effect of the process.

The Washington Post has a nice article (but I apologize for their obnoxious interstitial survey).

The news and the Washington Post article were found via Street Tech.

The AFP photo was found at the Sydney Morning Herald website.

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