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Re: [RC] BBC E-mail: Champion endurance horse cloned - Maryanne Gabbani

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4443881.stm

I don't know about all this. I find it extremely weird. Pretty foal but is it really such a good idea? Didn't they find that the cloned offspring of Dolly the sheep aged quickly?

Shivering a bit and preferring messy breeding,

Maryanne
Cairo

On Apr 14, 2005, at 6:35 PM, Melissa Alexander wrote:

The funny thing is... there's no guarantee the horse will be anything like
the horse that was cloned.


A clone is an identical twin. Identical twins generally have a lot in common
-- and a lot that's absolutely not the same, including talents, skills, and
frequently even looks!!


And then there's the nurture part of the equation. Nature's influence is
pretty much set at conception. After that it's environment and experience.
This horse will, I assume, have all the best endurance-specific experiences
from birth, but that still doesn't mean, in the end, he'll be one whit
better than any other individual.


I'd hate to think how much they paid for him!

Melissa


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