83), you state that the cloned foal Prometea
is a genetic twin of her birth mother which contributed the nuclear DNA.
A few months ago, a young foal named Prometea
Amazingly the BBC led their Six O'Clock News bulletin on Wednesday evening with the revelation that Prometea
had been born, a cloned foal genetically identical to her mum.
The widely reported birth of Prometea
, the first cloned horse, in Italy two months ago, has given rise to any number of wild outbursts that have yet to be backed up by any rational arguments, and I'd like to have the big picture brought sharply into focus before I can bring myself to have a firm opinion on the matter.
The creators of Prometea
- an exact replica of her mother - say they could use the technique to produce copies of great thoroughbreds.
The prospects of widespread equine cloning became a reality earlier this month when Italian scientists confirmed the birth of Prometea
, the world's first cloned horse.