Chinese researchers have used the cloning technique that produced Dolly the sheep to create healthy monkeys--bringing science one step closer to being able to do the same with humans. According to a paper published by the journal Cell on Wednesday, the Chinese Academy of Sciences has successfully created two female macaques.
The babies are about eight weeks old and are named Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua. Researchers say this means that cloning of humans is theoretically possible. However, they say their goal is to create lots of genetically identical monkeys for use in medical research, where they would be valuable because they are more like humans than lab animals such as mice or rats.
Source: AP News