China clones gene-edited monkeys to aid disorder research

China clones gene-edited monkeys to aid disorder research

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2019-01-24 17:16

The Shanghai institute made news in January 2018 by announcing researchers had cloned the first two monkeys using a process called somatic cell nuclear transfer, the same method used to produce the celebrated sheep "Dolly" more than 20 years ago. (Photo: AFP/Handout)

SHANGHAI: Chinese scientists announced Thursday (Jan 24) they had cloned five monkeys from a single animal that was genetically engineered to have a sleep disorder, saying it could aid research into human psychological problems.

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