Issues when you clone a cloned animal

Science fiction writers love extremes, on which it is convenient to build dramatic twists and turns of the plot, therefore, in world culture, mass cloning has only two forms. Either an ideal army of identical creatures, or complete chaos, mutations and degeneration among the benches – so are the individuals obtained by cloning the material already taken from the clone. But what does real science say about this?

It turns out that clones of animals in the world have already been sold for $ 100,000 and this is only according to official documents. If the appearance of Dolly lamb all excited, then obtaining a clone of the Afghan greyhound Snooppy in 2005 in Seoul launched a wave of commercial cloning. Now it is a growing promising business.

Naturally, immediately there was a question of reclamation – customers want to be assured of the viability, “quality” of the live goods. In 2013, the first myth was debunked about the reduction of life spans in the recesses, when nothing like this was revealed during 25 generations of experimental mice-clones. Snoopy himself was reclaimed back in 2010-they took genetic material and began to prepare for the operation.

And so, nine months ago, four identical puppies appeared, one of which soon died, but this is quite typical for this breed. The three others are absolutely healthy today, but they still keep an eye on them. Record everything from pulse to wool growth rates to study all aspects of the life of the bowls. So far, the trend looks promising – the benches with useful properties definitely have a good chance of existence.

[Source: Science Report – Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 15235 (2017) doi:10.1038/s41598-017-15328-2]