• In a boost for species conservation, freeze-dried mouse cells produce healthy pups

    1 month ago - By STAT

    Two years after scientists at the Roslin Institute in Scotland delivered Dolly the sheep , the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell, researchers at the University of Hawaii reported another groundbreaking first for the world of reproductive technology: They had cloned mice, not from fresh, fully functioning cells, but from freeze-dried sperm.
    Nearly 25 years later, some of those same researchers have figured out how to combine the techniques, an advance that could be a powerful boon to biodiversity banking and species conservation efforts.
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