Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Extinct Ibex Cloned

First birth of an animal from an extinct subspecies (Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica) by cloning. 2009. J. Folch, et al. Theriogenology, published online 27 January 2009.

From National Geographic News:

The extinct Pyrenean ibex has been resurrected by cloning for the first time—though the clone died minutes after birth. Scientists used the frozen skin in 2003 to clone the bucardo, a subspecies of Spanish ibex that went extinct in 2000.