Mice Cloned Using Freeze-Dried Cells Which Could Pave the Way From Saving Animals from Extinction

Endangered animal species could be saved from extinction after a new study has shown that mice cloned from freeze-dried cells are able to successfully grow into adults and become parents.

Researchers in Japan have used freeze-dried somatic cells – animal cells other than sperm and egg cells – to clone mice.

Cloned males and females were able to mate with other normal mice and produce their own healthy offspring.

The team’s method could bring animal species back to life after they’ve gone extinct in the wild, as long as their cells have already been ‘banked’. Source: Daily Mail

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