Cloned Species Info

Genetic cloning has represented an important change in the ways in which bio engineers see the world and it has certainly shaken the field of bio engineering. The cloning of Dolly the sheep was the first successful genetic cloning which open the way for more experiments and more successful such actions. But Dolly was not the first or the last organism that had been cloned. Here one can read and learn about many other cloned species and the beginning of this action in the field of bioengineering.

Dolly the sheep is certainly the most famous attempt to clone an organism mostly because it was the first successful one. However, bio engineers have been trying to discover the mysteries of cloning ever since the 1950s, meaning with 40 years before Dolly the sheep. The tadpole was the first ever attempt to clone an organism in 1952, but which created confusion even in the lines of those who had conducted the research, specialists could not concluded whether the cloning had occurred but evidence from their laboratories showed that something did happen, although it was uncertain what. Nearly one decade later, in 1963, a carp was cloned by a Chinese embryologist and another decade later in 1986 the first successful mouse cloning had been cloned. Of course, then followed Dolly the sheep in 1996 and the rhesus monkey in 2000. In 2001, the first endangered species were cloned, namely Gaur and in the same year, Brazilian specialists managed to clone cattle. The first world’s cloned pet, CopyCat was cloned in 2001 and the first dog in 2005. There is evidence that larger animals have also been cloned along the time and some of them include horses in 2003, camels in 2009 and water buffalos in 2009.

Thus, there were many other species that had been cloned and yet, only Dolly the sheep reached very high levels of popularity.