Camel cloning a big breakthrough - UAE INFO

Apr 15, 2009

Camel cloning a big breakthrough

The birth of the first cloned camel is a positive step in terms of it being a scientific breakthrough. The female calf, named Injaz, which means achievement, was produced at the Camel Reproduction Centre (CRC) in Dubai. This achievement will be beneficial in a variety of areas. The cloning experiment will not only help produce genetically superior camels, but more importantly, will also preserve rare species of animals from becoming extinct. "This significant breakthrough gives a means of preserving the valuable genetics of our elite racing and milk-producing camels in the future", Dr Lulu Skidmore, Scientific Director of CRC, said. The newly cloned camel is a scientific experiment that will facilitate future plans in the field of preservation and protection of a breed that is greatly important to the UAE's culture and environment. These new techniques ensure the appropriate use and role of such programmes.

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