World’s first cloned monkeys born in China


Originated from Daily SupChina, author: JEREMY GOLDKORN

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Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Neuroscience announced that they have successfully cloned two monkeys. Xinhua News Agency reports that long-tailed macaque Zhong Zhong was born on November 27 last year, followed 10 days later by an identical twin named Hua Hua . More cloned monkeys are on the way, according to one of the researchers. Because they are primates, they will be useful to study humans diseases with a genetic component, including some cancers. There is a different context and approach to ethics in biotech, pharma, and healthcare in China. In fields such as cloning and gene editing, this, along with a huge population, might give the country’s scientists the edge over their peers in the West.