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Prometea: World's First Cloned Horse

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The list of successfully cloned species was lengthened this week when Italy announced they had succeeded in cloning a horse.

Earlier this year the mule Idaho Gem was the first successful equine clone, but the Haflinger filly Prometea marks the first time a horse has been so reproduced. She is effectively a copy of her surrogate mother, the result of samplings from skin cells fused with an empty equine egg. As with Idaho Gem, over 300 attempts were made before a viable embryo was attained.

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