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