Dolly the sheep was the world’s first successful attempt at cloning mammals, and now scientists have turned their attention toward another type of farm animal. Researchers from Korea and Russia are “confident of success” in extracting cells from a 42,000-year-old extinct foal and using those cells to bring the Lenskaya horse breed back to life.
This “Jurassic Park” attempt to clone an animal that hasn’t existed for thousands of years is garnering a lot of international attention. South Korean and Russian scientists have been working together for months on the joint project. They hope to finish up their work–with an embryo of a cloned horse–by the end of April.
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