Researchers use blood cells to clone a mouse

06/28/2013 | BBC

Researchers in Japan said they were able to clone a mouse using a single drop of blood. The procedure used circulating blood cells collected from a donor mouse's tail, according to the study published in the journal Biology of Reproduction. The cloned mouse had a normal lifespan and the capability to reproduce, researchers said. The study "demonstrated for the first time that mice could be cloned using the nuclei of peripheral blood cells," researchers said.

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