suggests that the report I cited earlier was garbled, unless something even more recent has zapped other clones.
TOKYO, July 31 (Reuters) - Japan's cloning programme suffered another
setback when twin cloned calves died soon after birth, Japanese researchers said on Friday. Twin calves produced from cloning somatic cells taken from unfertilised eggs from an adult cow, died soon after birth in Japan's Ishikawa Prefecture, 350 km (220 miles) northwest of Tokyo, on Thursday night,they said.
A surrogate mother cow died earlier this month after giving birth to twin cloned calves, while another cloned calf died 16 hoursafter birth last week.
Researchers suspect the two calves, born 14 days ahead of schedule from a surrogate mother after difficult labor, suffocated after taking in too much amniotic fluid during birth. Copyright 1998 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.