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Scientists Have Cloned Monkeys And It Could Help Treat Cancer

- Jan 27, 2018 -

Two monkeys ‘Zhong Zhong’ and ‘Hua Hua’ have been cloned at a laboratory in China.jpg

Two monkeys ‘Zhong Zhong’ and ‘Hua Hua’ have been cloned at a laboratory in China.


Scientists say populations of monkeys that are genetically identical will be useful for research into human diseases.


Qiang Sun of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Neuroscience said the cloned monkeys will be useful as a model for studying diseases with a genetic basis, including some cancers, metabolic and immune disorders.


"There are a lot of questions about primate biology that can be studied by having this additional model," he said.

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