Monday, June 05, 2006

Cloned Mules Race

Via Bioethics Blog I see that the first clonned mules were in a professional race in Nevada. That story is here. Idaho Gem, the first member of the horse family to be cloned and the first clone of a hybrid animal (a cross between a female horse and a male donkey) came third in the race. The story of Gem is important because it could help advance research into human cancer. Some useful links to stories about Gem's birth are here and here. The latter is the link to Project Idaho at the University of Idaho.