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Cloned mice created from freeze dried skin cells in world first

By Ian Sample

05 Jul 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

The Guardian reports on a latest breakthrough which could help conservationists clone endangered species. Their skin cells need to be stored in liquid nitrogen which is an expensive affair though.

Researchers have created cloned mice from freeze dried skin cells in a world first that aims to help conservationists revive populations of endangered species.

The breakthrough paves the way for countries to store skin cells from animals as an insurance policy, as the cells can be used to create clones that boost the species’ genetic diversity if they become threatened with extinction in the future.

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