Scientists Attempt to Clone Mice From Poop

Scientists Attempt to Clone Mice From Poop
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In a new study published in Scientific Reports, scientists from the University of Yamanashi in Japan decribed their attempts to clone mice from feces. As you can imagine, the process was a little messy.

Lead author Satoshi Kamimura and his colleagues aimed to use nuclear transfer to accomplish the feat. This is the same strategy previously utilized to clone Dolly the Sheep in 1996, as well as two monkeys earlier this year.

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