Iran: Doctors report first surviving cloned lamb

September 30, 2006 12:55

Iran's second cloned lamb is still alive in Iran half a day after its birth - a record for the survival of an animal cloned by the country's scientists, a research official said Saturday. "At midnight Saturday, the male lamb was delivered by cesarean and is still alive more than 12 hours later," Dr. Mohammed Hossein Nasr e Isfahani, head of the Royan Research Institute in Isfahan told The Associated Press. Nasr e Isfahani said the animal, dubbed Royana, is recovering in an incubator because he was and having difficulty breathing. "Its condition is stable now."

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