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Pet Cloning Is Way More Advanced Than You Thought

Posted by on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 in

To the casual motorist driving down the long, flat country road outside Gainesville, an hour north of Dallas, Blake Russell’s eighty-acre horse farm probably looks like any other in the area. The wide, green pastures are dotted with hay racks and bored-looking mares flicking away flies with their silken tails. A steel ranch sign, depicting […]

The Genetic Rescue of Endangered Species

Posted by on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 in

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From a special black-footed ferret to coral that can withstand warming waters, genetic rescue efforts that use genomics and synthetic biology are helping nature thrive. But despite the huge successes of this kind of intervention, conservation innovator Ryan Phelan points out that fear of unintended consequences often stifles innovation — risking further extinction. She makes […]

Just Like Magic

Posted by on Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 in

OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) – Our friends at Horse Capital TV spoke with a horse owner that was given a unique opportunity to spend even more time with his prized horse. Pat Parelli with Parelli Natural Horsemanship was approached by the company ViaGen to clone his prized and favorite horse Magic through a hair sample, and […]

Elizabeth Ann Is the First Cloned Black-Footed Ferret

Posted by on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 in

Scientists have successfully cloned a wild black-footed ferret that died more than 30 years ago, according to a statement from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The young clone, born December 10, 2020 and named Elizabeth Ann, is the first ever native endangered species to be cloned in the United States, reports Douglas Main […]

Innovative Genetic Research Boosts Black-footed Ferret Conservation

Posted by on Thursday, February 18th, 2021 in

DENVER – Black-footed ferret recovery efforts aimed at increased genetic diversity and disease resistance took a bold step forward Dec. 10, 2020, with the birth of “Elizabeth Ann,” created from the frozen cells of “Willa,” a black-footed ferret that lived more than 30 years ago. The groundbreaking effort to explore solutions to help recover this endangered […]