Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sheep cloned with "good" fat

Chinese scientists have cloned a genetically-modified sheep containing a "good' type of fat that is naturally found in nuts, seeds, fish, and leafy greens and helps to reduce the risk of heart attacks and cardiovascular disease.

"Peng Peng", which has a roundworm fat gene, weighed in at 5.74 kg (12.6 lbs.) when it was born on March 26 in a laboratory in China's far western region of Xinjiang.

Peng Peng
Image source: Peng Lui/BGI Ark Biotechnology co.,Ltd/Handout , Reuters

According to the lead scientist, Peng Peng  is growing very well and is very healthy like a normal sheep.

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