Biotechnology has improved exponentially in recent times, with several breakthroughs and new discoveries. Now, scientists in China have successfully created the world’s first cloned arctic wolf.

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The newly cloned wolf-pup has been named Maya. The donor cell came from a skin sample of a wild female Arctic Wolf and its oocyte from a dog.

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Scientists were then able to construct 137 new embryos from enucleated oocytes and somatic cells.

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85 of those embryos were transferred to the uteri of 7 beagles. 1 of which gave birth to Maya.

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The cloned wolf, which recently completed 100 days of its birth, is present with her surrogate beagle at the company’s lab in East China’s Jiangsu Province.

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This cloning is being seen as a breakthrough in the efforts of conservation of the endangered arctic wolf.

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Talking about the development, Sinogene Biotechnology’s general manager, Mi Jidong, said, ”

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After two years of painstaking efforts, the arctic wolf was cloned successfully. It is the first case of its kind in the world.”

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recently, in July 2022, scientists from Japan succeeded in cloning mice using freeze-dried skin cells.

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