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Chinese Scientists Have Successfully Cloned Monkeys

Zhongzhong and Huahua are the first monkeys cloned by the same method that created Dolly the sheep.
Source: Qiang Sun and Mu-Ming Poo / Chinese Academy of Sciences

SHANGHAI—For the past decade, Mu-Ming Poo, the director of the Institute of Neuroscience in Shanghai, has been on a quest to make monkeys that can be used to study human disease. Today, researchers in his institute announced a major milestone: the births of Zhongzhong and Huahua, the first two monkey clones created using the same technique behind Dolly the sheep.

Their names together form “Zhonghua,” meaning the Chinese nation or people, a nod to their national importance. China has in recent

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