Oocytes From Live Mare Produce Healthy Cloned Foal

A Lipizzaner foal born on May 5 is the first cloned horse produced by using oocytes (immature egg cells) harvested from a live mare. Previously, oocytes recovered from live mare donors were used to clone mules, but horses were cloned using oocytes harvested from deceased animals. The cloned foal was produced by a team led by Dr. Katrin Hinrichs, DVM, PhD, professor of veterinary p

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