A New Cloned Horse Offers Hope for Endangered Species

Posted by on Friday, May 12th, 2023 in

As a species’ numbers dwindle, so does its genetic diversity—the range of inherited characteristics within its population. Generally, the more diverse the gene pool, the longer animals live and the more offspring they have, boosting their chances of survival. But once their population has dramatically shrunk, even if the species rebounds, genetic variation does not.

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