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Second cloned lamb born in Iran

Report by Press TV

A cloned lamb has been successfully born at twenty-eight weeks of gestational age --7th month of pregnancy-- in Iran's Royan Institute.

"The lamb lived for about 10 minutes after birth but died because of Polyhydramnios -- a medical condition described by excess amniotic fluid in the amniotic sac during pregnancy", IRIB news reported.

Several weeks ago, Iranian scientists successfully reduced the amniotic fluid of a pregnant cow carrying a cloned fetus with a similar condition.

Iran's first cloned lamb, Royana, was born on Sept. 30, 2006 in the city of Isfahan and was able to survive the post-natal complications common in cloned animals.

Iran's first cloned lamb

Royan Institute researchers hope to produce several cloned calves in the near future.

Announcing this, head of  noted that some 202 research papers from 38 countries have been submitted to the Public Relations Office of the congress.

Iranian scientists produce mouse using stem cells

Scientists of the Royan Research Center have successfully produced a mouse using embryonic stem cells, it was reported on Saturday.

Director of the center's stem cells group, Hossein Baharvand, told IRNA that the mouse was produced by mice embryonic stem cells. - February 2008

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