Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Peng Peng the Transgenic Lamb

Long time no post!

I thought I'd pass along this cool piece of news. Apparently Peng Peng, a very cute lamb, was cloned in such a way, using C. elegans genes, that he produces greater quantities of polyunsaturated fats or"good fats."

It was only last summer that the Chinese released news that they'd managed to alter dairy cows to produce human milk. Some pretty cool stuff going on. Check out the video link.

Also, has anyone seen any actual publishings on this? What exactly is handmade cloning and how does it differ from classical approaches to cloning?