HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
3rd animal species cloned at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, September 5-Researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University have cloned a litter of pigs, becoming the first academic institution in the world to have cloned three different animal species.

Texas A&M researchers have successfully cloned cattle, goats and, most recently pigs, and are aggressively working to clone dogs, cats, and horses.

The first of five litters of piglets was born on Aug. 12. "From the first and second litters, nine piglets are healthy and growing quickly," said Dr. Jorge Piedrahita who holds a joint appointment with the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Veterinary Medicine and is the lead investigator on the project.

The swine cloning project was a collaborative effort involving scientists from the Center for Animal Biotechnology and Genomics (CABG). The CABG includes researchers from the College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, The Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, The Health Sciences Center, and the George Bush School of Public Policy.

"Dr. Fuller Bazer, an internationally recognized expert in swine reproductive physiology, and his group provided essential expertise that facilitated successful completion of the swine cloning project," added Piedrahita. Bazer holds a joint appointment with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine.

"Our research in cloning swine will help increase cloning efficiency and support the development of genetically modified cloned swine for use in medicine and agriculture," added Piedrahita.

A clone Boer goat named "Second Addition" (registered name Downen TX 63 684) was born on March 29. The donor was an 8-year-old Boer Champion doe and a top producer in Ewing and Donna Downen's breeding program in Early, Texas.

"Second Addition," nicknamed "Megan," is the result of a collaborative research project conducted by Drs. Mark Westhu
'"/>

Contact: Keith Randall
kr@univrel.tamu.edu
979-845-4644
Texas A&M University
5-Sep-2001


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Sweet success in targeting sugar molecules to cells in living animals
2. The first engineering of cell surfaces in living animals
3. New comprehensive textbook on companion animals fills need
4. Small animal imaging gives cancer clues
5. Why some animals have smaller eyes: Lifestyle matters
6. Social benefits of wound healing may not make any difference in animals with multiple partners
7. Firefly compound lights up protein dance in living animals
8. Fluid derived from aloe plant prolongs life after hemorrhagic shock in animal study
9. Gene therapy reaches muscles throughout the body and reverses muscular dystrophy in animal model
10. Japanese researchers develop novel method of introducing transgenes into animals
11. Researchers make promiscuous animals monogamous by manipulating genes

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: animal species cloned Texas

(Date:10/16/2014)... thinking on how the bowel lining develops and, in ... cancer starts. , The researchers produced evidence that stem ... that are a feature of the bowel lining, and ... development, a controversial finding as scientists are still divided ... technologies, Dr Chin Wee Tan and Professor Tony Burgess ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... , Oct. 15, 2014 Sandata ... for home and community-based care, today announced it ... implementing Sandata,s Santrax® Electronic Visit Verification™ Solution (EVV™) ... is a home health company founded in 1996 ... . The study details ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... bacterial pneumonia in female mice to an enzyme activated ... naturally more resistant to respiratory infections than males. Now, ... resistance to bacterial pneumonia in female mice is linked ... also show that this enzyme is ultimately activated by ... The team, lead by Professor Lester Kobzik at the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Cryptic clues drive new theory of bowel cancer development 2Sandata Announces Case Study with Quality Care Services, Inc. 2
(Date:10/20/2014)... October 20, 2014 OncLive® ... Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University has ... Through the Strategic Alliance Partnership program, the Sidney ... collaborate to raise awareness of the Center’s cutting-edge ... other projects. Clinicians and other health care professionals ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... The Latin American hardware encryption display market report ... analysis and forecast of revenue. This market was valued ... reach $2,366.8 million by 2018, at a CAGR of ... TOC of the Latin American hardware encryption market report ... It also provides a glimpse of the segmentation of ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... 19, 2014 The Asia-Pacific Bromine ... in Asia-Pacific with analysis and forecast of revenue. ... Pacific Bromine Market report, to get an idea ... a glimpse of the segmentation in the Asia-Pacific ... and figures. , http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/asia-pacific-bromine-6741503144.html , ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... The report "Chocolate, Cocoa Beans, Lecithin, Sugar and Vanilla ... Forecast (2011 - 2016)," analyzes the chocolate market ... major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities for the chocolate ... global chocolate market is expected to grow from $83.2 ... estimated CAGR of 2.7% from 2011 to 2016. , ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Partners With OncLive 2Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Partners With OncLive 3The Latin American hardware encryption display market is expected to reach $2,366.8 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Latin American hardware encryption display market is expected to reach $2,366.8 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asia-Pacific Bromine Market is estimated to grow to $4,080.1 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asia-Pacific Bromine Market is estimated to grow to $4,080.1 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Chocolate Market Projected To Reach $98.3 Billion by 2016 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Chocolate Market Projected To Reach $98.3 Billion by 2016 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Chocolate Market Projected To Reach $98.3 Billion by 2016 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4
Cached News: