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1st Cloned Camel*

Posted by on Apr. 15, 2009 at 10:24 PM
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Scientist: First cloned camel born in Dubai

 

This undated picture made available Tuesday, April 14, 2009, by Dubai's Camel AP - This undated picture made available Tuesday, April 14, 2009, by Dubai's Camel Reproduction Center, shows ...
Tue Apr 14, 3:06 pm ET

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A scientist says the world's first cloned camel has been produced in the desert emirate of Dubai. Nisar Ahmad Wani, a senior reproductive biologist at the government's Camel Reproduction Center, says the cloned camel is a six-day-old, one-humped female called Achievement or Injaz in Arabic.

Injaz was born April 8 after an uncomplicated gestation of 378 days, the center said in a press release Tuesday.

The center said she was created from cells harvested from an ovary of an adult female camel.

Camels are a valuable commodity in the desert sheikdoms of the Persian Gulf. They are used for racing and transport. They are famous for healthy low-fat milk and can fetch owners millions of dollars at camel beauty contests.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090414/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_dubai_camel_cloned;_ylt=ApB86sBbG1cfJFl5lNCqDq0PLBIF

 

by on Apr. 15, 2009 at 10:24 PM
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tericared
by on Apr. 15, 2009 at 10:55 PM

awww she is cute.

"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Martin Luther King, Jr.

ellyc19111
by Bronze Member on Apr. 16, 2009 at 11:53 AM

Boy! How nice to know about their healthy, low fat milk! Surprised nobody's in a hurry to bottle that?

sweetie00
by on Apr. 16, 2009 at 12:05 PM

millions of dollars??? Really?  I am in the wrong business......

mccainiac
by on Apr. 16, 2009 at 12:52 PM

She's cute but I don't think we should mess with Mother Nature.The cloning thing is very creepy!!!

"The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men."- Plato

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