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Dr. Jonathan Hill, left, and Dr. Mark Westhusin, Texas A&M University researchers, marvel over Second Chance, a three-week-old calf which is believed to be the first calf cloned from an adult bull. The bull, named Chance, also was the oldest animal ever cloned — a 21-year-old Brahman.

— “Second Chance — First calf cloned from adult male,” AgNews, 2 Sep 1999.

Sho-zaburo, a clone of a clone (JPG)     Kamitakafuku, Saburo, and Sho-zaburo (JPG)

Sho-zaburo, a clone of a clone, the day after he was born.

From far to near: original donor bull (Kamitakafuku), first-generation clone (Saburo), and second-generation clone bull (Sho-zaburo).

(CCRB/Univ. Connecticut photos)

Herman the bull with a human gene (JPG)

Herman the Bull, the world’s first farm animal carrying a human gene, stands in his stable in Polsbroek, Netherlands, in this Jan. 18, 2002 file photo. Herman was put to sleep Friday, April 2, 2004 because he was suffering from a form of arthritis, his caretakers said. He was 13, not exceptionally old for a bull. His ailment was unrelated to his genetic manipulation.
(AP Photo/Bas Czerwinski, File)

PPL Therapeutics' five healthy female piglets, Millie, Christa, Alexis, Carrel and Dotcom, born on 5 March 2000, as a result of nuclear transfer (cloning) using adult cells (JPG)

The first cloned goat Yangyang (JPG) Yangyang at age 4 (JPG)

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Yangyang, a female goat cloned from an adult by Chinese scientists in 2000, celebrated her fourth birthday [22 June 2004].… Yangyang is now the happy great-grandmother in a four-generation family.… Yangyang was the second goat cloned from somatic cells at the [sheep-breeding base of the China Science and Technology University for Agriculture and Forestry in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province]. The first one, Yuanyuan, also a female, died from respiratory failure stemming from undeveloped lungs 36 hours after she was born.
— “Cloned goat Yangyang turns four,”, 22 June 2004.

Idaho Gem, the cloned mule (JPG)     Prometea, the cloned horse (JPG)     Cloned rats (JPG)

Two mules can't make another, but cloning can, Idaho Gem.

— Helen Pearson, “Mule cloned,” Nature, 30 May 2003.

Prometea’s good health is a pleasant surprise.

— Helen R. Pilcher, “First cloned horse born,” Nature, 7 Aug 2003.

Two cloned rats were born from 130 implanted embryos.… Ralph, the first and the only named rat clone,…father[ed] a litter of healthy…pups.

— Helen R. Pilcher, “First cloned rats born,” Nature, 26 Sept 2003.

Dewey (JPG)

Scientists at Texas A and M University have produced what they believe is the first cloned deer, the school said on December 22, 2003. Tests have confirmed that a fawn named Dewey born to a surrogate mother in May was a genetic duplicate of a male white-tailed deer from southern Texas whose skin samples were used in the cloning process, the school said. ‘Dewey is developing normally for a fawn his age and appears healthy,’ said Dr. Mark Westhusin, who was lead investigator on the project. Dewey is seen in this…file photo. (Texas A and M/Reuters)

Jon Hargest

Brandy the cloned cow looking in the mirror. Using the serial nuclear transfer (SNT) method, scientists fuse nutrients from a recently fertilised egg to the cloned embryo before it is placed in the surrogate. This enhances remodelling of the DNA. “It’s merging the nutrients of a recently fertilised egg with a cloned embryo,” [researcher Vanessa] Hall said. “By adding further nutrients into the cloned embryo we improve the quality of the cloned embryo.”
— Kate Jones, “Researchers create world’s first cow using nuclear technology,” Herald Sun, (17)18 Feb 2005.

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